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Eleanor Harrison-Buck

Eleanor Harrison-Buck
Professor of Anthropology, Department Chair, University of New Hampshire, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas archaeology: Mesoamerica/Maya archaeology, divine kinship, political collapse, social identity, personhood, sacred landscapes, religious ideology

Eleanor Harrison-Buck is a professor of anthropology at the University of New Hampshire. She received her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2007 and has directed the Belize River East Archaeology (BREA) project in Belize since 2011, examining the deep history of the lower Belize River Watershed from Preclassic to Colonial times. Her research focuses on the Classic Maya “collapse” period and subsequent Spanish and British colonial periods in Belize, Central America. Her work examines shifting social identity, power and religious ideology through technical and stylistic studies of architecture and material culture. Her research interests incorporate anthropological theory, which include studies of relational and neomaterialist archaeology, other-than-human agency, personhood, and the self. She engages critically with these topics in numerous peer-reviewed chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Social Archaeology (2018), and the International Journal of Historical Archaeology (2018), as well as her recent co-edited volume (with Julia Hendon), entitled "Relational Identities and Other-than-Human Agency in Archaeology" (University Press of Colorado, 2018).

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere