Peter Mathews

Peter Mathews Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Peter Mathews (born 12 June 1951 in Canberra) 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 is a professor of Archaeology and Maya Hieroglyphics at La Trobe University. 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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