The Mayapán Periphery Project
The multi-year research detailed on this website was directed by Dr. Bradley Russell as his primary
dissertation research at the Department of Anthropology. State University of New York at Albany. His
dissertation, Postclassic Maya Settlement on the Rural-Urban Fringe of Mayapán, Yucatán, Mexico, was
completed and published in May of 2008. Dr. Russell received his Doctorate at that time and his
Masters degree in 2000 from the same institution.
The project was a collaboration with the The Economic Foundations of Mayapan Project under the
direction of Dr. Marilyn Masson of SUNY - Albany, Dr. Timothy Hare of Morehead State University and
and Carlos Peraza Lope of Centro INAH Yucatan.
This research was supported during an initial pilot season (2001, FAMSI) and three years of survey
work (2002-2004, NSF grant #1018919) by grants awarded to Dr. Marilyn Masson. In addition, a portion
of work conducted in 2003 was supported by The Christopher DeCormier Scholarship in
Mesoamerican Studies granted by The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, University at Albany. I would
especially like to thank the DeCormier family whose long established support for the Anthropology
Department at SUNY – Albany has been extraordinary and is much appreciated by myself and many
others. Without this generous support the work documented here would not have been possible. I
would also like to thank the Consejo de Arqueología, INAH, Mexico D.F. and Centro INAH Yucatan for
permission to conduct this study.
Dissertation and all web site contents copyright 2008 Bradley W. Russell