Mayan Musings is a collaboration among four UVA students as a project through the Anthropology Department. We come from a variety of backgrounds and majors, but come together under and interest of all things Mayan. This blog exists to explore different aspects of burial and ritual from the Mayan Classical Period (which took place from about 250 until 900 CE).
Anna is a 4th year taking her first Archeology class. She is majoring in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality and is especially interested in representations of gender, sacrifice, and food in burial practices.
Natasha is a 3rd year student majoring in Anthropology. She is studying in the Curry School of Education to be an Elementary School teacher. She is interested in the ethics of archaeology and the idea of involving the community.
Temor is a 5th year double majoring in Anthropology and Archaeology. His areas of interest include osteology and gender/ sexuality studies in mortuary analysis.
Laura is a 4th year Environmental Thought and Practice and Anthropology double major. She is especially interested in the biological and environmental analyses of archaeology.