Gerardo Aldana

Professor (Joint appointment with Chicana & Chicano Studies)

Contact Phone

(805) 893-5713

Office Location

SH 1710

Specialization

Archaeology (Maya hieroglyphic history, Mesoamerican art, experimental archaeology, science studies, culture theory)

Bio

Faculty in Anthropology and Chicana and Chicano Studies

PhD, Harvard University

Research

Research Interests

  • Maya hieroglyphic history
  • Mesoamerican art
  • Experimental archaeology
  • Science studies
  • Culture theory
  • Indigeneity

 

Publications

Selected Publications

2011 On Mayan Astronomy and Modern Economics

2011 "On Deciphering Ancient Mesoamerican Foundational Texts: The Challenges of a Non-Logos-Based Creation Narrative" in Foundational Texts of World Literature, edited by Dominique Jullien. Peter Lang, New York. 

2011 Tying Headbands or Venus Appearing: New translations of k'al, the Dresden Codex Venus Pages and Classic Period Royal 'Binding' Rituals. British Archaeological Reports International Series S2239. 

2007 The Apotheosis of Janaab’ Pakal: Science, History, and Religion at Classic Maya Palenque. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.