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Athabasca University

Dr. Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown

Assistant Professor


I am an Archaeologist who specializes in the complex societies of Mesoamerica. I received my MA in Artefact Studies from the Institute of Archaeology at the University College London (2004), and my PhD in Archaeology from the University of Calgary (2013) where I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. I am originally from Thunder Bay, ON, but now live in Calgary, Alberta.

You can read more about my research at the following sites:

Recent Publications

S. G. Morton & M. Peuramaki-Brown (Eds.). In Press. Seeking Conflict: Approaches and Interpretations in Maya and Mesoamerican Studies. Prospectus accepted by University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

M. Peuramaki-Brown. 2017. Revisiting the Ancient Maya of Alabama, Belize: Description, Recent Research, and Future Directions. Mexicon XXXIX(3):64-72.

M. Peuramaki-Brown, S. Morton, T. Tibbits, L. Green. 2017. Phase I Reconnaissance (2014-2015) at Alabama: A Summary of SCRAP Investigations in East-Central Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 14:299-309.

J.L. Brewer, C. Carr, N.P. Dunning, D.S. Walker, A. Anaya Hernández, M. Peuramaki-Brown, and K. Reese-Taylor. 2017. Employing airborne lidar and archaeological testing to determine the role of small depressions in water management at the ancient Maya site of Yaxnohcah, Campeche, Mexico. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 13:291-302.

M. Peuramaki-Brown. 2016. Settlement and Resource Development at Alabama, Belize:Past, Present, and Future Investigations. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 13.:239-250.

K. Reese-Taylor, A. Anaya Hernandez, K. Monteleone, A. Flores, C. Carr, A. Uriarte, M. Peuramaki-Brown, and N. Dunning. 2016. The Bare [Naked?] Truth at Yaxnohcah: Ground-truthing LiDAR in a Complex Tropical Landscape. Advances in Archaeological Sciences 4(3):314-338.

M. Peuramaki-Brown, S. G. Morton, and P. C. Dawson. 2016. The Dynamic Maya City: Methods for Modelling Pedestrian Movement in Ancient Civic-Ceremonial Centres. In Proceedings of the 17th European Maya Conference, Helsinki 2012, edited by Harri Kettunen and Christophe Helmke, pp. 115-127. Verlag Anton Saurwein, Markt Schwaben, Germany.

M. Peuramaki-Brown, S. Irwin, & D. Ramsey. 2015. Belize-Guatemala. In Encyclopedia of Border Disputes, Vol. 1: Territorial Disputes, edited by E. Brunet-Jailly, pp. 34-52. ABC Clio, Santa Barbara, CA.

B. Cap, M. Peuramaki-Brown, and J. Yaeger. 2015. Shopping for the Household Goods at the Buenavista del Cayo Marketplace. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 12: 25-36.

M. Peuramaki-Brown. 2014. Neighbourhoods and Dispersed/Low-density Urbanization at Buenavista del Cayo, Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 11: 67-79.

S. Morton, M. Peuramaki-Brown, P. Dawson, & J. Seibert. 2014. Peopling the Past: Interpreting Models for Pedestrian Movement in Ancient Civic-Ceremonial Centres. In Mapping Spatial Relations, Their Perceptions and Dynamics: The City Today and in the Past, edited by S. Rau and E. Schönherr, pp. 25-44. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.

M. Peuramaki-Brown. 2013. Identifying Integrative Built Environments in the Archaeological Record: An Application of New Urban Design Theory to Ancient Urban Spaces. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 32(4): 577-594.

M. Peuramaki-Brown. 2012. Rural Ceramic Manufacture in Precolumbian Honduras: Applying Petrographic Analysis to the Study of the Chaînes Opératoires. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 36(1): 166-187.

S. Morton, M. Peuramaki-Brown, P. Dawson, & J. Seibert. 2012. Civic and Household Community Relationships at Teotihuacán, Mexico: A Space Syntax Approach. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 22(3): 387-400.

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