Photo of the Jovel Valley (courtesy E. Paris), which is where her sites in Highland Chiapas are located, and is also the location of the modern city of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
The article is published with her co-author and project co-director, Dr. Roberto Lopez Bravo (Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas), in the research journal, Estudios de la Cultura Maya (Vol. 47). The study investigates changes in the porosity of political and cultural borders over time in ancient Mesoamerica, between the Maya of the Chiapas Highlands and the Chiapanecs and Zoques of the Central Depression, in Chiapas, Mexico. We found that many cross-border exchange relationships were discontinued at the end of the Early Postclassic period (A.D. 1000-1250), which likely resulted from the arrival and expansion of the Chiapanecs in the Central Depression during that period.
Article can be found online here: