Portrait of Dr. Elizabeth Paris

Dr. Elizabeth Paris

Pronouns: she/her

Contact information

For media enquiries, contact

mediarequests@ucalgary.ca

For all inquiries, please email me at elizabeth.paris@ucalgary.ca

Background

Educational Background

B.A. Anthropology, University of Colorado, 2004

Doctor of Philosophy Anthropology, University at Albany, SUNY, 2012

M.A. Anthropology, University at Albany, SUNY, 2006

Research

Areas of Research

Archaeology, Urbanism, Mesoamerica, Maya, Ancient Economies, Materials analysis, Compositional Analysis, Lithic Technology, Faunal Analysis, Archaeometallurgy, Urban Sustainability

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
ARKY 345 LEC 01 01 The Legacy of Mesoamerica Winter 2020
ARKY 49001 SEC 01 S01 Current Topics in Archaeology Winter 2020
ARKY 70307 SEC 01 S01 Adv Sem in Selected Topics Winter 2020
ARKY 201 Introduction to Archaeology Fall 2021, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Winter 2018, Winter 2017, Fall 2016
ARKY 415 Lithic Technology Fall 2021, Winter 2019, Winter 2016
ARKY 417 Zooarchaeology Fall 2021, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
ARKY 537 Ancient Mesoamerican Cities Winter 2019, Winter 2018

Projects

The Economic Networks of Tenam Puente Project

Co-directors: Roberto Lopez Bravo and Gabriel Lalo Jacinto

2019-present


The Economic Foundations of Highland Chiapas Project

Co-director: Roberto Lopez Bravo

2009-2019


The Economic Foundations of Mayapan Project (collaborator)

Directors: Marilyn Masson, Carlos Peraza Lope, Timothy Hare, Bradley Russell.

Collaborator: 2004-present

Publications

  • Chapter 14: Molding Identity at Mayapan: The Multifaceted Uses of Metal at an Urban Center. Marilyn A. Masson; Timothy S. Hare; Elizabeth Hudson Paris; Bradley W. Russell; Carlos A. Peraza Lope. University of Pittsburgh Press. (2019)
  • Chapter 16: Delving into Debitage: The Spatial Distribution and Scalar Variation of Lithic and Shell Production at Mayapan Houselots. Timothy S. Hare; Bradley W. Russell; Marilyn A. Masson; Jonathan M. White; Carlos A. Peraza Lope; Elizabeth L. France; Elizabeth Hudson Paris. University of Pittsburgh Press. (2019)
  • Análisis de materiales y evidencia etnoarqueológica para una industria de pigmentos del periodo Postclásico. G. Ajú Alvarez; Jennifer L. Meanwell; Elizabeth Hudson Paris; B. Arroyo; L. Méndez Salinas; Carlos A. Peraza Lope. Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología. 1083-1093. (2018)
  • La paleta sagrada: La mineralogía de los pigmentos en el arte religioso en Mayapán, Yucatán, México. Jennifer L. Meanwell; L. Méndez Salinas; G. Ajú Alvarez; B. Arroyo; Elizabeth Hudson Paris; Carlos A. Peraza Lope. Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología. 1095-1104. (2018)

In the News

  • "Entrevista trabajos en Tenam" (Interview about recent archaeological research at Tenam Puente). Facebook Live. (2019)
  • Calgary professor digs into ancient Mayan architecture.” Interview with Elizabeth Paris, coverage of marketplace excavations at Tenam Puente, Chiapas, Mexico. The Homestretch with Doug Dirks, Jenny Howe, CBC News Calgary. (2019)
  • Notes from the Field: Mayan Ruins. Calgary Eyeopener, CBC News Calgary. (2017)