Yale University Department of Anthropology

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Oswaldo Chinchilla

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 1996


Office address:
51 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 301
Tel: (203) 436-5923
Fax: (203) 432-3669

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Professor Chinchilla has conducted extensive archaeological research in the Cotzumalguapa region of Guatemala’s Pacific piedmont, including studies of settlement patterns and urbanism, recording and analysis of the sculptural corpus, and documentary research on the pre-Columbian peoples of the area. His recent work, focusing on Mesoamerican religion and iconography, has resulted in a series of innovative papers published in major journals. His book “Imágenes de la Mitología Maya” (2011), is an examination of mythological themes in Maya art, in the light of a broad, comparative assessment of written sources. In 2011, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on Cotzumalhuapa art and archaeology. He is coeditor of “The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing” (2001), “The Technology of Maya Civilization” (2011), and “Arqueología Subacuática: Amatitlán, Atitlán” (2011).

Chinchilla Mazariegos, O. 2011. Imágenes de la Mitología Maya, Museo Popol Vu, Universidad Francisco Marroquín.


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