Project Overview

Noh K’uh Archaeological Project 2022

Faculty Sponsor

Santiago Juarez (


Sociology and Anthropology


This project is part of an ongoing set of archaeological investigations designed to the rise of urbanism at the base of the Maya highlands at the site of Noh K’uh, Chiapas Mexico. Previous research identified the presence of a substantial Late Preclassic (400 BC to AD. 250) population near the Usumacinta River valley. The 2022 summer field season will involve the mapping and exploration of new architectural features surrounding Noh K’uh’s urban core. This season will also include analysis of artifacts excavated from previous field seasons that focused on the city’s domestic residences. We seek self-motivated and hardworking students to assist in the laboratory analysis, and mapping. Students with fluency in Spanish and with previous coursework in archaeology are preferred, but working knowledge of Spanish is minimally required. 

Student Qualifications

It is preferred that students have some background coursework in archaeology or anthropology and working knowledge of Spanish. Most job training will be provided during the project. Students will work directly with archaeologists and laboratory staff in the quantification and measurement of ancient artifacts. We desire students with a dedicated work ethic and that demonstrate an ability to learn quickly. We strongly prefer students who speak Spanish.

Number of Student Researchers

3 students

Project Length

Students will be needed for 8 weeks in total. 6 weeks collecting data from the site. 2 weeks will ta weeks

Applications open on 01/03/2022 and close on 02/04/2022

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