Whitaker Schroder


Research Interests

Mesoamerica; Intermediate Area; landscape archaeology; cultural heritage; oral histories and social memory; archaeology of politics; GIS; digital applications in archaeology; phenomenologyMy current research takes place in the Usumacinta River Basin of the Maya area, focusing on regional surveys and excavations within the Late Classic period rural landscape near Piedras Negras, Guatemala.

Graduation Year



Dissertation Title

Community Resiliance Through Crisis at El Infiernito, Chiapas, A Fortified Refuge in the Upper Usumacinta Valley

Graduate Status