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  • Sonja A. Schwake

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    Office: GER

    Professional Biography

    Dr. Schwake is an Anthropological Archaeologist who works primarily in Mesoamerica. Her research has focused on ritual and mortuary practices at sites in western Belize, including Minanha, Waybil, Martinez, and Ixchel. Most recently, she has been investigating the role of minor centers in the periphery of large sites, and examining issues of socio-political integration, and the material traces of centralized and decentralized polities. She has recently co-edited a book on the ritual response to the fall of the great Classic Period Maya kingdoms. 


    Ph.D. University of California-San Diego

    M.A. SUNY-Buffalo

    M.A. Trent University

    B.A. University of Alberta

    Course Information

    Courses- Fall 2013

    ANT 102- Introduction to Archaeology  

    ANT 270- Mesoamerican Archaeology -- The Ancient and Modern Maya

    Spring 2014

    ANT 102- Introduction to Archaeology

    ANT 271- Archaeology and Popular Culture

    ANT 276- People and Cultures of the Northwest