675 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 241
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
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Professor Emerita; Maya Art and Archaeology. B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., San Jose State University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Professor Clemency Coggins has been on the faculty of Boston University since 1989 in the Archaeology and in the Art History Departments. Professor Coggins received the B.A. from Wellesley College, after studying a year in France, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in Fine Arts, with a dissertation on the reconstruction of historical context at the ancient Maya site of Tikal, Guatemala. In addition to Boston University, she has taught at Harvard, the University of Texas, and the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico. Coggins teaches 5 courses every two years: 2 each fall, and 1 every other spring. She has advised graduate students in Archaeology in Maya and North American archaeology, and in international cultural property subjects. Most of her research and publications concern Maya and Mesoamerican archaeology, international cultural property, museums, and the international trade in antiquities. In 1997 she received the Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement from the Archaeological Institute of America, and awards for outstanding contributions from Rutgers University, the American Society for Conservation Archaeology, and for outstanding service from the United States Information Agency.