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VOPA Publications

Books

Lucero, Lisa
2006 Water and Ritual: The Rise and Fall of Classic Maya Rulers. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Lucero, Lisa J., and Barbara W. Fash (eds).
2006 Precolumbian Water Management: Ideology, Ritual, and Politics. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Lucero, Lisa
2001 Social Integration in the Ancient Maya Hinterlands: Ceramic Variability in the Belize River Area. Tempe: Anthropological Research Paper No. 53. Arizona State University.

Bacus, Elisabeth A., and Lisa J. Lucero (eds).
1999 Complex Polities in the Ancient Tropical World. Arlington: Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association Number 9. American Anthropological Association.


Book Chapters

Lucero, Lisa and Jed Panganiban.
under review "The Ideology of the Absent: The Feathered Serpent and Classic Maya Rulership". In Discourses of Distance among the Maya, edited by Timothy W. Pugh and Cameron L. McNeil. University Press of Colorado, Niwot.

Lucero, Lisa and Andrew Kinkella.
under review "A Place for Pilgrimage: The Ancient Maya Sacred Landscape of Cara Blanca, Belize". In Drawing on Rocks, Gathering by the Water: Archaeological Fieldwork at Rock Reliefs, Sacred Springs and Other Places, edited by Ömür Harmansah. Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. Brown University, Providence, RI. under review

Lucero, Lisa.
2011 "Water Management in Lowland Mesoamerica". In Water and Humanity: Historical Overview, edited by V. Scarborough. UNESCO, Paris. August 2011. in press

Lucero, Lisa J.
2008 "Memorializing Place among Classic Maya Commoners." Memory Work: Archaeologies of Material Practices. Ed. B.J. Mills and W.H. Walker. Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research Press, pp. 187-205.

Lucero, Lisa J., and Sherry A. Gibbs.
2007 "The Creation and Sacrifice of Witches in Classic Maya Society." New Perspectives on Human Sacrifice and Ritual Body Treatments in Ancient Maya Society. Ed. V. Tiesler and A. Cucina. New York: Springer Press, pp. 45-73.

Lucero, Lisa J.
2006 "Agricultural Intensification, Water, and Political Power in the Southern Maya Lowlands." Agricultural Strategies. Comp. C. Stanish. Ed. J. Marcus. Los Angeles: The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, pp. 281-305.

Lucero, Lisa J.
2006 "The Political and Sacred Power of Water in Ancient Maya Society." Precolumbian Water Management: Ideology, Ritual, and Politics. Ed. L. J. Lucero and B. Fash. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, pp. 116-128.

Lucero, Lisa J., Scott L. Fedick, Andrew Kinkella, and Sean M. Graebner.
2004 "Ancient Maya Settlement in the Valley of Peace Area, Belize." Archaeology of the Upper Belize River Valley: Half a Century of Maya Research. Ed. J.F. Garber. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, pp. 86-102.

Walker, William H., and Lisa J. Lucero.
2000 "The Depositional History of Ritual and Power." Agency in Archaeology. Ed. M. Dobres and J. Robb. London: Routledge Press, pp. 130-147.

Bacus, Elisabeth A. and Lisa J. Lucero.
1999 "Introduction: Issues in the Archaeology of Tropical Polities. In Complex Polities in the Ancient Tropical World", edited by E. A. Bacus and L. J. Lucero, pp. 1-11. Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association Number 9. American Anthropological Association, Arlington, VA.

Lucero, Lisa J.
1999 "Water Control and Maya Politics in the Southern Maya Lowlands." Complex Polities in the Ancient Tropical World. Comp. L.J. Lucero. Ed. E.A. Bacus. Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 9, pp. 34-49.


Journal Articles

Lucero, Lisa J., and Joel D. Gunn.
2011 "Climate Change and Classic Maya Water Management." Water 3.2: 479-494. 1 Apr. 2011.

Scarborough, Vernon L., and Lisa J. Lucero.
2010 "The Non-Hierarchical Development of Complexity in the Semitropics: Water and Cooperation." Water History 2.2: 185-205.

Lucero, Lisa J.
2010 "Materialized Cosmology among Ancient Maya Commoners." Journal of Social Archaeology 10.1: 138-167.

Lucero, Lisa J.
2007 "Classic Maya Temples, Politics, and the Voice of the People." Latin American Antiquity 18.4: 407-427.

Lucero, Lisa J.
2003 "The Politics of Ritual: The Emergence of Classic Maya Rulers." Current Anthropology 44.4: 523-558.

Lucero, Lisa J.
2002 "The Collapse of the Classic Maya: A Case for the Role of Water Control." American Anthropologist 104.3: 814-826.

Ford, Anabel and Lisa Lucero
2001 "The Malevolent Demons of Ceramic Production: Where Have all the Failures Gone?" Estudios de Cultura Maya 21:57-74

Lucero, Lisa J.
1999 "Classic Lowland Maya Political Organization: A Review." Journal of World Prehistory 13.2: 211-263.

Ford, Anabel, Nicole Woodman, and Lisa Lucero
1992 "Results of the 1991 Maya Ceramic Workshop: Creating a New Comparative Standard". Mexicon 14:118-121.

Ford, Anabel, Nicole Woodman, and Lisa Lucero
1992 "Review and Revision of Ceramic Analysis: Results of the 1991 Maya Ceramic Workshop". Ceramica de Cultura Maya 16:24-29.


In Press

Lucero, Lisa
Water Management in Lowland Mesoamerica. In Water and Humanity: Historical Overview, edited by V. Scarborough and Y. Yasuda. History of Water and Civilization Volume VII, general editor, Fekri Hassan. UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP)



VOPA Theses and DIssertations


Arie, Jane C.
2001 Sun Kings and Hierophants: Geocosmic Orientation and the Classic Maya. M.A. Thesis. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

Baron, Joanne
2006 SPORT, COMMUNITY, AND THE BALLGAME AT YALBAC, BELIZE. Undergraduate Thesis. University of Pennsylvania.

Fuhrmann, Holly
2007 POWERFUL BIRTH: THE GLOBALIZATION OF CHILDBIRTH IN THE VALLEY OF PEACE, BELIZE. Master's Report. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

Graebner, Sean M.
2002 Monumental Architecture and the Ancient Maya: The Royal Acropolis at Yalbac, Central Belize. Unpublished Master's thesis, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

Hooper, John M. D.
2004 Energetic Investment in the Acropolis at Yalbac, Belize: A Comparative Approach. Unpublished Master's Thesis, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

Jack, Sarah M. P.
2005 The Application of Microtephrochronology to Archaeology: A Critical Assessment with Reference to Maya Archaeology. M. Sc. Thesis, Oxford University.

Jeakle, Julie E.
2002 Social Integration and the Maya: The Multifunctionality of Mesoamerican Ball Courts. M.A. Thesis. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

Kinkella, Andrew
2000 Settlement at the Sacred Pools: Preliminary Archaeological Investigations at the Late Classic Maya Site of Cara Blanca, Belize. M.A. Thesis, California State University, Northridge.

2009 Draw of the Sacred Water: An Archaeological Survey of the Ancient Maya Settlement at the Cara Blanca Pools, Belize. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation. University of California, Riverside.

Lindsay, Colleen
2011 Culturally Modified Landscapes from Past to Present: Yalbac, Belize. M.A. Paper. University of Illinois, Urbana.

Osterholtz, Anna
1999 Underwater Archaeology of the Maya Area: A History and Study of the Methodological Approaches for the Recovery and Treatment of Cultural Materials Recovered from a Freshwater Environment. Honors Thesis. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

Piehl, Jennifer
2005 PERFORMING IDENTITY IN AN ANCIENT MAYA CITY: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF HOUSES, HEALTH AND SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION AT THE SITE OF BAKING POT, BELIZE. Dissertation. Tulane University.



Belize Archaeology Symposium Proceedings


Baltus, Melissa R. and Sarah E. Otten
2009 Non Temple - Summit Rituals at Yalbac. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 6:217-225


Baron, Joanne P.
2006 The Origins and Placement of the Ballcourt at Yalbac. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 3:231-240.


Lucero, Lisa J.
2005 Exploring the Roles of Temples at Yalbac. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 2:349-356.
2004 Exploring Classic Maya Politics: Yalbac, Central Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 1:83-91.



Field Reports