Mary E Clarke

Mary E Clarke
Boston University | BU · Archaeology Program

Doctor of Philosophy

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Additional affiliations
January 2017 - present
Journal of Field Archaeology
Position
  • Editor
May 2016 - August 2017
Proyecto Arqueológico Regional Holtun
Position
  • Archaeological Illustrator
September 2014 - December 2016
Boston University
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • AR 100: Great Discoveries in Archaeology AR 101: Introduction to Archaeology AR 251: Maya Archaeology AR 503: Archaeology Field Methods AR 551: Mesoamerican Archaeology AR 556: Archaeology Field Experience
Education
September 2013 - August 2020
Boston University
Field of study
  • Archaeology
March 2009 - March 2013
Savannah College of Art and Design
Field of study
  • Art History

Publications

Publications (23)
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The long term care of collected and created data is an ethical obligation in the fields of archaeology and cultural heritage management. With the growing application of digital methodologies in these fields and the complexity of the resulting data, this task has become complicated. Digital data preservation firms have emerged since this methodologi...
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This paper reviews the scholarship regarding Mesoamerican sweatbaths and their role in performance, specifically choreographing locations for transformation and sympathetic transition in supernatural space. The recently discovered sweat bath at the site of Xultun in Guatemala, known as Los Sapos, will be inserted into this dialogue in conjunction w...
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Large material accumulations from single events found in the archaeological record are frequently defined as evidence of ritual. They are interpreted as generalized deposit categories that imply rather than infer human motivations. While useful in the initial collection of data, these categories can, over time, become interpretations in and of them...
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This dissertation investigates the socioeconomic relationships that comprised Classic Maya economies (c. AD 250–900), focusing on labor relations and the artisanal production of limestone. A ubiquitous material in Mesoamerica, limestone was used for many purposes, though most notably for monumental art and architecture. Stelae, altars, temple stair...
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Los baños de vapor se ha utilizado en Mesoamérica durante más de un milenio con fines recreativos, como retiros medicinales para curar dolores y enfermedades y como habitaciones para que las mujeres den a luz y para ceremonias rituales relacionadas con el nacimiento. Aquí presentamos el descubrimiento de una estructura única de baño de sudor con im...
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Sweat baths and lodges have been used in Mesoamerica for well over a millennium for the purposes of recreation, as medicinal retreats for curing pains and illnesses, and as rooms for women to give birth and for birth-related ritual ceremonies. Here we present the discovery of a unique sweat bath structure with aquatic and birthing imagery and fauna...
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El sitio arqueológico Holtun se encuentra en el departamento de Petén ubicado a unos 12 km al sur del sitio de Yaxhá y 35 km de Tikal. Holtun se considera un centro cívico-ceremonial y forma parte de un grupo de epicentros preclásicos ubicados al sur del lago de Yaxhá. En este trabajo se revisan los resultados de temporadas de campo y laboratorio (...
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La producción de piedra para el arte monumental y la arquitectura era esencial para los antiguos estados mayas; sin embargo, el papel de los mineros, trabajadores de cantera y canteros dentro de los sistema económicos antiguos no ha sido evaluado arqueológicamente. Para abordar las contribuciones económicas y la organización social de los productor...
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This paper explores questions of inequality and gender in the Classic Maya world by examining the spatial relationships between and within local sites of craft activity. Pulling from recent archaeological work at the Classic period site of Xultun, Guatemala, we present research on two contexts that were connected to the production and use of limest...
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Analyses of sculptural practices of the Ancient Maya have centered on the final stages of production, namely the identities of sculptors, the locations of production, and the techne of sculptural practice. While the contributions of these analyses cannot be contested, there remains a poorly resolved understanding of when in the process of sculpture...
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Este artículo revisa la literature académica en relación con baños de vapor de Mesoamérica y su función en el rendimiento, la coreografía específicamente ubicaciones para la transformación y transición simpático en el espacio sobrenatural. El baño de vapor recientemente descubierto en el sitio de Xultun en Guatemala, conocida como Los Sapos, se ins...
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This paper examines the pros and cons of integrating 3D technologies into a field project in the Maya lowlands. Since 2006, the Proyecto Arqueológico El Zotz in northern Guatemala has implemented a variety of digital 3D methods over the course of eight seasons of fieldwork. From close range photogrammetry and laser scanning for monument documentati...
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Recent investigations at the site of Xultun yielded the remains of a painted stucco façade covering the entrance to a sweat bath. The north façade shows one large toad in a squatting pose with the entrance to the structure between its legs. The iconography illustrates and con rms the visual relationship between birthing rituals, toads, and sweat ba...
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Recent investigations at the site of Xultun yielded the remains of a painted stucco façade covering the entrance to a sweat bath. The north façade shows one large toad in a squatting pose with the entrance to the structure between its legs. The iconography illustrates and con rms the visual relationship between birthing rituals, toads, and sweat ba...

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