William Saturno

Assistant Professor of Archaeology

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER/NATIONAL SPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER
DIRECTOR, PROYECTO SAN BARTOLO, INSTITUTO DE ANTROPOLOGIA E HISTORIA, GUATEMALA
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, PEABODY MUSEUM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

 

Office: Room 354B
(617) 358-1645
saturno@bu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

PhD, Harvard University, 2000
Areas of interest: New World archaeology and Mesoamerican civilization

EXCAVATIONS & FIELD WORK

Southwestern United States, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and most recently Guatemala. From 1994 to 2000 he was the Field Director of the Río Amarillo Archaeological Project in Western Honduras, examining the ancient sociopolitical relationships between large and small Maya cities around the site of Copán.

In March 2001, while exploring in northeastern Guatemala for Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, he discovered the remote archaeological site of San Bartolo and the oldest intact murals ever found in the Maya world. Since then he has directed the San Bartolo Regional Archaeology Project dedicated to the excavation and conservation of these spectacular murals and to understanding San Bartolo’s role in this largely unexplored region of the Maya area during the period when Maya civilization itself was just forming. His academic interests include the evolution of complex society, particularly among the Ancient Maya, Mesoamerican religion, iconography and epigraphy, remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications in archaeology and the role of archaeology in popular culture.

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