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Ray Matheny


Education

PhD, University of Oregon, 1968
MA, Brigham Young University, 1962
BA, Brigham Young University, 1960

Research Interest

Dr. Matheny's research has focused on the Maya area, particularly the lowlands, the American Southwest, and the Great Basin. His interests include the emergence of complex society in the Maya area, exchange systems, use of current and historical aerial imagery in archaeological studies, landscape archaeology, rock art, and climate change.

Selected Publications

Thornton, Erin K., Kitty F. Emery, David W. Steadman, Camilla Speller, Ray T. Matheny, and Dongya Yang. (2012). Earliest Mexican turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) in the Maya region: Implications for pre-Hispanic animal trade and the timing of turkey domestication. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42630, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042630

Matheny, Ray T., and Deanne G. Matheny. (2012). El sistema hidráulico de edzná revisitado. In Los investigadores de la cultura Maya 20 (Vol. 2, pp. 25-37). Universidad Autónoma de Campache.

Matheny, Ray T., and Deanne G. Matheny. (2011). "Introduction to the investigations at El Mirador, Petén, Guatemala,” Papers of the New World Archaeological Foundation, Number 59. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Velásquez, Juan L., Ray T. Matheny, y Bertila Bailey. (2010). Appreciaciones de una esfera cerámica del preclásico medio en el centro y sureste de las Tierras Altas Mayas. En XXIII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2009 (editado por B. Arroyo, A. Linares y L. Paiz), pp.1092-1098. Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala (versión digital). 

Matheny, Ray T., and Gen. Johannes Steinhoff. (2009). Rite of Passage: A Teenager's Chronicle of Combat and Captivity in Nazi Germany. American Legacy Media.

Rivera, Mario A., Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, Ray T. Matheny, and Deanne G. Matheny. (2008). Huevecillos de anthropophthirus capitis momias de la tradición chinchorro, camarones en 15-D, norte de Chile. Chungara, Revista de Antropología Chilena, 40 (1), 31-39.


Matheny, Ray T., Thomas S. Smith, and Deanne G. Matheny (1997). Animal ethology reflected in the rock art of Nine Mile Canyon, Utah. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, 19(1), 70-103.

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