Peter Mathews

Archaeologist, Award Winner

1951 –

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Who is Peter Mathews?

'Peter Mathews'Peter Mathews is an Australian archaeologist, epigrapher, and Mayanist. He was a professor at the University of Calgary, and is Co Director of the Naachtun Archaeology Project. He was a professor of Archaeology and Maya Hieroglyphs at La Trobe University until his retirement at the end of 2011. He continued to lecture at the university throughout 2012, until his end of tenure in 2013.

He graduated from University of Calgary where he studied with David H. Kelley, and Yale University with a MPhil, and PhD, where he studied with Michael D. Coe.

In the 1960s, he dubbed artifacts to be from an unknown "Site Q", which some think is La Corona. In 1973, he was invited to the first Mesa Redonda, Palenque conference.

In 1997, he and ten Mexican colleagues were attacked, held, and released, near the Maya site of El Cayo.

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Born
Jun 12, 1951
Australia
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Education
  • Yale University
  • University of Calgary

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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