Area of interest: I am interested in the Preclassic and Early Classic Maya. In particular I am looking at how these communities understood, used and manipulated their surrounding landscape in addition to how these issues intersect with political, ritual, and subsistence needs. Moreover, I apply Geo-spatial technologies to understand how ancient communities weighed varying social and agricultural needs and how these actions leave a record in the environment.
Keywords: Maya archaeology, Preclassic Maya, Warfare, Epigraphy, Settlement, Landscape Studies, GIS
Status: Second year
Previous Degrees: B.A. in Archaeology with a Minor in Latin American Studies, Boston University
Contact information: Omar_Alcover@brown.edu