Research and Teaching Interests: Classic Maya writing and language, Maya archaeology, travel and trade in ancient Mesoamerica, formation and collapse of complex polities, archaeological illustration.
Nicholas Carter received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Brown University in 2014. He is currently a Santander Fellow with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, researching and creating a database of the photographic collections of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions. His other current research investigates connections among trade, topography, and the foundation of new Maya kingdoms in the western Maya Mountains of Guatemala and Belize during the eighth century A.D.
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