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Department of Anthropology



The Heinz Grant Program for Latin American Archaeology was established by Senator H. John Heinz III in 1986 and funded and administered by the H. John Heinz III Charitable Trust.  Upon the passing of Senator Heinz, Mrs. Theresa Heinz continued the program, which was administered by the Heinz Family Foundation through 2003. In 2004, the Howard Heinz Endowment provided funds to the Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh to continue the program founded by Senator Heinz. The program awarded 10 grants at $8,000 each through 2005. Since 2006, the evaluation committee decided to award 8 grants at $10,000. From 1986 through 2006, 530 proposals were received for evaluation and 175 funded. The numbers of grants funded by country are Argentina (4), Belize (9), Bolivia (14), Brazil (1), Colombia (11), Chile (2), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (1), Ecuador (6), El Salvador (2), Guatemala (9), Haiti (1), Honduras (4), Mexico (36), Panama (2), Peru (64), Puerto Rico (3), Republica Dominicana (1), and Venezuela (3). The total funding for the awards to 2006 is $1,298,690.50.

In 2005, the Heinz Grant Program for Latin American Archaeology celebrated its 20th year of providing support for archaeological projects throughout Latin America. In 1986, it was recognized that there was a great need for a program that concentrated upon Latin American archaeology, due to the fact that there were no Grants programs that were specifically devoted to Latin America. It was recognized that the archaeological record was disappearing at an alarming rate and that such a program could provide support for research projects that addressed significant problems relating to cultural development through time in Latin America. The program’s focus is primarily upon field research that involves survey, testing and site excavations. The program’s intent is three fold: 1) to provide funding to investigate a site or region, based upon a problem oriented research design. The results of this research would then be used as the foundation for developing a longer term research strategy and to seek major funding to carry out the research objectives. In this regard the Heinz grants are viewed as providing seed money to enable investigators to gather the data necessary to submit grants to NSF and other funding agencies for major funding; 2) the program also recognizes that funding from Heinz for a discrete part of a larger project, funded by other sources, could be of significant aid in bringing the project to its full research potential and 3) to fund the completion of a long term project enabling the investigators to finalize their research objectives.



Latin American Archaeology Program of the Department of Anthropology, administered through the Center for Latin American Studies, was initiated in 1988 with a grant from the Howard Heinz Endowment. In 1996 this program was endowed by the Howard Heinz Endowment and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program provides 12 month, 3 year fellowships, primarily to students from Latin America, to pursue a Ph.D. program in archaeology. The program also supports ABD students for a year to complete their dissertations. The web site for the program is

 Latin American Archaeology Bilingual Publication Program of the Department of Anthropology, administered through the Center for Latin American Studies, publishes Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology, Latin American Archaeology Reports and Arqueologia de Mexico. The department also distributes for sale, books and monographs from Latin American institutions and individual authors to buyers throughout the Americas. These publications are sold at the annual meetings of the Society for American Archaeology and at the web site

 The Center for Latin American Studies is one of the top centers in the United States. The first 40 years of the history of the center (The Story of a Center: 1964-2004) can be downloaded at


GRANTS AWARDED 1986-2006  




Burger, Richard

Yale University

Investigation of the Initial Period Friezes of Cardal, Lurin Valley, Peru.

Fash, William

Northern Illinois University

The Copan Mosaics Project, Honduras.

Kolata, Alan

University of Illinois at Chicago

Mapping Two Tiwanaku Administrative Sites in the Lake Titicaca Basin of Bolivia.

Moseley, Michael

University of Florida

Modeling Andean Agricultural Dynamics: Coastal Land Loss Patterning in South Peru.

Pohl, Mary

Florida State

Prehistoric Maya Riverine Adaptations in Northern Belize, Central America.




Aldenderfer, Mark

Northwestern University

Excavations at Asana, A Stratified, Open-air Archaic Period Site in the Osmore Drainage, Department of Moquegua, Southern Peru.

Brumfiel, Elizabeth

Albion College

Aztec Xaltocan: Regional Articulation in the Late Postclassic Valley of Mexico.

Isbell, William

State University of New York, Binghamton

Steps of an Empire: An Archaeological Study of Huari's Provincial Administrative Center at Honcopampa in the Callejon de Huaylas, Peru.

Niles, Susan

Lafayette College

The Palace of Huayna Capac at Quispiguanca, Peru.

Santley, Robert

University of New Mexico

Specialized Ceramic Production at El Salado, Veracruz, Mexico.




Bowden, Garth

University of New Mexico

The Ilo Project, Testing a Model Which Holds that Peruvian Coastal Development Occurred Independently of that of the Higher Elevations, Representing Successful Long-Term Manipulation of a Unique Ecological Context.

Donnan, Christopher and Walter Alva

University of California, Los Angeles

Excavation of the Royal Tomb of Sipan, Peru.

Guderjan, Thomas

University of Texas at San Antonio

Pilot Study of Chan Chich, a Mayan Late Classic Center in Western Belize.

Hastings, Charles

Central Michigan University

Archaeological Survey of Prehistoric Colonization of the Montara Margin in Eastern Junin, Peru




Cook, Anita

Catholic University of America

Prehistoric Settlement Patterns on the South Coast of Peru.

Feinman, Gary

University of Wisconsin

Mapping Prehispanic Ejutla, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Ford, Anabel

University of California, Santa Barbara

Reconstructing the Role of Stone Tool Craft Specialists in the Ancient Maya Economy of the Upper Belize River Area, Belize.

Herrera, Luisa Fernanda

Fundacion Erigaie

Early Agriculturists in Amazonia-Ararcuara, Colombia.

Hoopes, John W.

University of Kansas

Archaeological Survey of Prehistoric Coastal Settlement of Golfito Bay, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica.

Moseley, Michael

University of Florida

Characterizing an Ancient Niño Catastrophe.

Stanish, Charles

University of Chicago

Archaeological Research in Juli, Peru: The Moyopampa Raised Field System.




Goldstein, Paul

American Museum of Natural History

Tiwanaku Peripheral Integration in the Azapa Valley, Chile.

Pozorski, Shelia

University of Texas - Pan American

Initial Period Bureaucratic Organizarion in the Casma Valley, Peru.

Sandweiss, Daniel H.

Cornell University

Hot or Cold: Evaluating Hypothesis for the Origin of the El Niño Countercurrent, Peru.

Wise, Karen

Northwestern University

Specialization Among Late Preceramic Period Coastal Communities in the South Central Andes of Peru.




Arnold, Phillip J.

Loyola University

Formative Period Settlement Dynamics in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico.

Donnan, Christopher B.

University of California, Los Angeles

Excavation at Moro, Peru

Erickson, Clark L.

University of Pennsylvania

Prehispanic Raised Field Agriculture in the Llanos de Mojos of Bolivia.

Hirth, Kenneth

University of Kentucky

Archaeological Excavations of Prehispanic Obsidian Craft Production at Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico.

Love, Michael W.

University of California, Berkeley

Archaeological Exploration of the Ujuxte Region (Guatemala).

Masucci, Maria A.

Massachusetts Institute of Techonology

Everyday Dishes and Fine China: An Investigation of Guangala Ceramic Production in Ancient Ecuador.

Pool, Christopher

University of Kentucky

Formative House Lot Structure in Southern Veracruz, Mexico.

Quilter, Jeffry

Ripon College

Archaeological Investigation of a Late Prehistoric Chiefdom Village, The Rivas Site, Costa Rica.

Smith, Michael E.

State University of New York

Late Postclassic Urbanism at Yautepec, Morelos, Mexico: Stage I Fieldwork.

Smyth, Michael P.

University of Cincinnati

Large Site Archaeology at Sayil, Yucatan, Mexico: A Study of Community Organizarion and Settlement History.




Burger, Richard L.

Yale University

Third Season of Excavations at Mina Perdida, Lurin Valley, Peru.

Dillehay, Tom D.

University of Kentucky

Mapuche Ceremonial and Domestic Site Relations in Southern Chile

Fedick, Scott L. and Karl A. Taube

University of California, Riverside

The Yalahau Regional Human Ecology Project: Ancient Maya Political Structure and Resource Management in the Northern Maya Lowlands.

Herrera, Luisa Fernanda

Fundacion Erigaie

Holocene Preceramic Site in Colombia, Northwestern Amazonia.

Hodge, Mary

University of Houston, Clear Lake

Prehispanic Sites and the Changing Environment: Investigating Human-Environmental Interactions in the Basin of Mexico, 1500 B.C - A.D 1520

Neely, James A.

University of Texas at Austin

Ecology of Prehistoric and Colonial Canal Irrigation in the Northern Tehuacan Valley, Puebla, Mexico.

Stothert, Karen E.

Trinity University

Archaeological Assessment of the Guangala Site at Icera, Ecuador.

Voorhies, Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

Mobility and Food-Getting Behavior of Late Preceramic Coastal People of Southern Mexico.




Aldenderfer, Mark

University of California, Berkeley

A Proposal for a Buried Site Reconnaissance for Middle to Late Preceramic (6500 to 3500 years ago) Archaeological Sites in the Southwestern Lake Titicaca Basin, Southern Peru.

Alexander, Rani

Northern Illinois University

Archaeological Research at Isla Cilvituk, Campeche, Mexico.

Blick, Jeffrey

University of Pittsburgh

Paez River Valley Archaeological Project, Tierradentro, Colombia.

Joyce, Arthur A.

American Museum of Natural History

Settlement History of the Lower Rio Verde Valley, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Kaulicke, Peter

Universidad Catolica del Peru

Origins and Development of the Inka Road System on the Extreme North Coast of Peru.

Kolata, Alan

University of Chicago

Human-environmental Interactions in the Bolivian Altiplano.

McEwan, Gordon

Denver Art Museum

Archaeological Studies at the Chokepukio site: An Investigation of the Origin of the Inca Civilization in the Valley of Cuzco, Peru

Robinson, Eugenia

Tulane University

Formative Village Life in the Guatemalan Highlands: Preliminary Investigation at Rucal, Valley of Antigua, Guatemala.

Stanish, Charles

Field Museum of Natural History

Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Extreme Southern Titicaca Basin, Peru.

Van Buren, Mary

Colorado State University

At the Margins of Greatness: An Archaeological Investigation of the Indigenous Population of Colonial Potosi.

Wise, Karen

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Archaeological Excavations at Kilometer 4, Ilo, Peru: Preceramic Period Mortuary Patterns.




Barse, William

Smithsonian Institution

Test Excavation at the Site of Pozo Azul Sur-2, Amazonas State, Venezuela.

Brown, David O.

University of Texas, Austin

A Proposal to Conduct Investigations of Intermediate Levels of the Inka Period Administration System in the Central Highlands of Peru.

Cook, Anita G.

Catholic University of America

The Nature of Wari Imperial Presence on the South Coast of Peru.

Dunning, Nicholas

University of Cincinnati

Ancient Maya Agricultural Land Use: Changing Adaptations in Northwestern Belize.

Feinam, Gary M.

University of Wisconsin

Systematic Settlement Survey Surrounding Guirun, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Janusek, John W.

University of Chicago

Social Complexity and Inter-Regional Interaction in the Bolivian Eastern Valleys: The Development of the Yampara Polity.

McEwan, Gordon F.

Denver Art Museum

Archaeological Studies at the Chokepukio Site: An Investigation of the Prehistory of the Valley of Cuzco, Peru.

Rogers, J. Daniel

Smithsonian Institution

Society and Ecology in the Early Contact Period: Surface Collections from Two Sites in the Toluca Valley, Mexico.

Rossen, Jack

University of Kentucky

Preceramic Subsistence and Material Culture at the Mouth of the Zaña River, Northern Peru.

Topic, John

Trent University

Cerro Carachugo: Mine Labor Organization in Prehistoric Peru.




Curet, Antonio L.

Gettsburg College

Household Economy and Social Complexity in Prehistoric Puerto Rico.

Fedick, Scott L.

University of California, Riverside

Ancient Wetland Management and the Political Landscape of the Northern Maya Lowlands.

Fish, Paul R.

University of Arizona

The Formation and Settlement Role of Sambaquis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Gasco, Janine L.

University of California, Los Angeles

The Dynamics of Change in Postclassic Mesoamerica: Evidence from the Soconusco Region, Chiapas, Mexico.

Inomata, Takeshi

Yale Univesity

Aguateca Archaeological Project: A Study of Classic Maya Households.

Lesure, Richard G.

University of California, Los Angeles

A Regional Perspective on the Emergence of Social Inequality in Chiapas, Mexico, 1550-1000 B.C.

Masucci, Maria A.

Drew University

Ecuadorian Coastal Traders and the Fate of the Peoples called "Guangala".

Moore, Jerry

California State University

Core and Periphery in Ancient Andean States: The Chimu Empire in the Lower Tumbes Valley, Peru

Norr, Lynette

University of Florida

Early Village in the American Tropics: Archaeological Investigations among the Pacific Coast of Panama.

Russell, Glen

Fowler Museum of Cultural History

Geophysical Exploration of Mocollope, a Moche Ceremonial Center in the Chicama Valley, North Coast of Peru.

Sandweiss, Daniel H.

University of Maine, Orono

Mollusk or Mastodon: Archaeological Investigation of the Earliest known Maritime Adaptations in South America.

White, Christine D.

University of W. Ontario

Isotopic Definition of Teotihuacan Ethnicity




Aldenderfer, Mark S.

University of California, Santa Barbara

A Proposal for Excavations at Jiskairumoko, a Terminal Archaic Village in the Southwest Lake Titicaca Basin, Southern Peru.

Bauer, Brian S.

University of Illinois at Chicago

The Cuzco Valley Archaeological Project.

D'Altroy, Terence

Columbia University

The Dynamics of Inka Rule in the South Andes: The Imperial Complex at Cortaderas, Argentina.

Joyce, Rosemary A.

University of California, Berkeley

Obsidian Exploitation at the Household Level in Early Formative Honduras

Keegan, William

University of Florida

Taino Cultural Development on the North Coast of Haiti.

Pearshall, Deborah M.

University of Missouri-Columbia

Horticultural and Environmental Reconstruction in Prehistoric Puerto Rico

Russell, Glen

Fowler Museum of Cultural History

Geophysical Explorations of Mocollope, a Moche Ceremonial Center in the Chicama Valley, North Coast of Peru.

Voorhies, Barbara

University of Georgia

Paleobotany of the Chantuto People: An Early Prehistoric Society in South Coastal Mexico.

Webster, David

Penn State University

Archaeological Settlement and Agricultural Research at Piedras Negras, Guatemala




Billman, Brian

Center for Indigenous Studies in the Americas

Investigating Coastal-Highland Interaction and the Formation of the Moche State on the Central Andean Coast.

DeFrance, Susan D.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Quebrada Tacahuay: the Archaeology of an Early Maritime Site on the South Coast of Peru.

Demarrais, Elizabeth

Institute of Archaeology, Fowler Museum

Ideology and Strategic Action: The Political Economies of the valle Calchaqui Polities (AD 1000-1410)

Feinman, Gary M.

University of Wisconsin

Mapping and Conservation of the Mitla Fortress: Domestic Production, Exchange and Defense at the Edge of the Valley of Oaxaca.

Fowler, William R., Jr.

Vanderbilt University

The Cultural Landscape of Conquest: The Archaeology of Ciudad Vieja, El Salvador.

Goldstein, Paul

Dartmouth College

Early States and Multiethnic Coexistence in the Ancient Andes: The Moquegua Archaeological Survey, Phase II.

Jaramillo, Luis Gonzalo

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Regional Systematic Survey and Excavations in the Risaralda River Valley.

Lentz, David L.

New York Botanical Garden

Archaeobotanical Investigations at the Ceren Site, El Salvador.

Pozorski, Sheila

University of Texas - Pan American

Exploring the Sechin Alto Site, Administrative Center of the Casma Valley Polity in Northern Peru.

Proulx, Donald A.

Univesity of Massachusetts

Settlement Patterns and Society in South Coastal Peru

Quattrin, Dale

Indiana University, South Bend

Valle de la Plata Agricultural Project.

Williams, Patrick Ryan

University of Florida

1998 Cerro Baul Excavation Project: Investigations within Elite Domestic and Craft Production Components of the Site.




Barse, Williams P.

Smithsonian Institution

Initiating Household Archaeology in the Orinoco: Test Excavations at Pozo Azul Norte-2, Amazonas State, Venezuela.

Boada, Ana Maria

Instituto Colombiano de Antropologia

Patterns of Pre-Hispanic Regional Organization in the South Sabana de Bogota, Colombia.

Burger, Richard L.

Peabody Museum of Natural History

The 1999 Excavations at Initial Period Center of Manchay Bajo, Lurin Valley, Peru.

Hayashida, Frances

Pennsylvania State University

The Racarumi Project: Prehispanic Agriculture on the North Coast of Peru.

Houston, Stephen and Richard Terry

Briham Young University

The Archaeology of Soil Chemistry: Decoding Ancient Artifacts and Land Use at Piedras Negras, Guatemala.

Liendo, Rodrigo

Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia

Political Integration in the Palenque Region, Mexico, during the Late Classic Period.

Quattrin, Dale

Indiana University, Southbend

Documenting Changing Economies in the Valle de la Plata, Colombia.

Redmond, Elsa M.

American Museum of Natural History

Excavations at El Palenque, San Martin Tilcajete: A Late Formative Period Center in the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico.

Shimada, Izumi

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Reconstructic the Technology and Organization of Prehispanic Ceramic Production in Peru.

Simmons, Scott E.

Southeastern Louisiana University

Copper Production in the Southern Maya Lowlands.




Athens, Stephen

International Archaeological Research Institution

Inventory of Earthen Mound Sites of Northern Highland Ecuador.

Benz, Bruce F.

Texas Wesleyan University

The Origins of Mesoamerican Agriculture, Jalisco, Mexico.

Cardale Schrimpff, Marianne and L. Herrera


The Enclosure Complex at Malagana in the Cauca Valley, South-Western Colombia: Ditches for Defense against Man, Beast or Floods?

Douglas, John E.

University of Montana

The Origins and Development of Prehistoric Agricultural Communities in Eastern Sonora, Mexico.

Langebaek, Carl Hendrik

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Documenting the Emergence of Elites in an Archaeological Settlement in Tierradentro, Colombia.

Mackey, Carol J.

California State University

The Farfan Archaeological Project: Mapping and Excavation of a Chimu/Inka Administrative Center, Peru

Middleton, William D. and Gary Feinman

Field Museum

An Investigation into the Use Xerophytic Plant Resources in the Economy and Subsistence of El Palmillo, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Pollard, Helen Perlstein

Michigan State University

Emergence of the Tarascan State: Survey and Excavation at Erongaricuaro, Michoacan, Mexico.

Quattrin, Dale

Saint Mary's College

Documenting Changing Environments in the Valle de la Plata, Colombia.

Shaw, Justine

College of the Redwoods

Initial Mapping and Excavation at Yo'okop, Quintana Roo, Mexico.




Baser, William P.

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Stratigraphic Testing on Isla Wayuco and Isla Paria, Venezuela.

Bauer, Brian S.

University of Illinois at Chicago

The Chanka Archaeological Project.

Blom, Deborah E

Vanderbilt University

Tiwanaku Urban Diversity: Mortuary and Residential Archaeology in Mollo Kontu.

Cook, Anita G

Catholic University of America

Defining Temple and Civic Architecture at the Huari Site of Conchopata (AD 600-1000)

Cordero, Maria Auxiliadora

University of Pittsburgh

Agriculture, Settlement Patterns and the Cayambi Chiefdom in Prehispanic Northern Ecuador.

LeCount, Lisa J.

University of Alabama

The Actuncan Early Classic Project: An Archaeological Investigation of Lowlan Maya Kingship and Statecraft.

Malpass, Michael A. and Daniel H. Sandweiss

Ithaca College and University of Maine

One if by Land, Two if by Sea: Preliminary Research on Coast-Highland Interaction in Southern Peru during Early Settlement of the Americas.

Simmons, Scott D.

University of New Orleans

Craft Production and Socioeconomic Complexity: Provenance Studies of Copper Ore Deposits and Analysis of Copper Artifacts from Lamanai, Belize.

Williams, Sloan R.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Genetic Variation at Kilometer 4, A Preceramic Site on the Far South Coast of Peru.

Yaeger, Jason

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Tiwanaku and the Construction of Inka Imperial Ideology




Alcolinini, Sonia

Catholic University of America

The Inka Frontier in Southeastern Bolivia: Effects of the Imperial Frontier in the Local Populations.

Aldenderfer, Mark

University of California, Santa Barbara

Excavations at a Ceremonial Locus at Jiskairumoko, a Late Archaic-Early Formative Site in the southern Lake Titicaca Basin, Peru.

Balansky, Andrew

George Washington University

Santa Cruz Tayata and Emergent Complex Society in the Formative Period Mixteca Alta, Mexico.

Conlee, Christina

University of California, Santa Barbara

Inter-Site Variability and Social Differentiation at the Late Prehispanic Center of La Tiza, Nasca, Peru

Hendron, Julia

Gettysburg College

Economic Relations and Social Inequality in Terminal Classic Honduras.

Pozorski, Shelia and Thomas Pozorski

University of Texas, Pan American

Investigating the Residential Sector of the Sechin Alto Site, Casma Valley, Peru

Ramos Roca, Elizabeth and Sonia Archila

Universidad de Caldas and Universidad de los Andes

Subsistence Economies and Development of Social Complexity in the Formative Communities of Northern Colombia.

Robin, Cynthia

Northwestern University

The Chan Project: The Rise and Demise of an Ordinary Farming Village in Belize.

Singelton, Theresa

Syracuse University

Slavery on a Cuban Coffee Plantation: An Archaeological Investigation.

Vaughn, Kevin

Pacific Lutheran University

Feasibility Study for Investigating Nasca Craft Economies.




Bandy, Matthew B.

University of California, Berkeley

Southern Titicaca Basin Settlement Data Set Normalization

Billman, Brian

University of North Carolina

Investigating Possible Early Intermediate Period Highland Colonies in the Middle Moche Valley, Peru.

Cooke, Richard

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Archaeological Research into Early Humans and Coastal Resource Use in Central Pacific Panama: A Third Testing Project on Cerro El Tigre

Fitzsimmons, James L.

Harvard University

Secondary Centers and Sculptures of Unknown Origin: the Monument Provenance Project in the Sierra Lacandon, Guatemala.

Hastings, Charles M.

Central Michigan University

Eastern Outposts in the Chanchamayo Frontier, Peru.

Lesure, Richard

Univesity of California, Los Angeles

Pre-State Social Transformations in Central Mexico: Excavations at the Formative Village Site of Amomoloc, Tlaxcala, Mexico.

Shimada, Izumi

Southern Illinois University

The Pachacamac Project: Social Foundation and Natural Context




Bauer, Brian S.

University of Illinois at Chicago

The Chanka Archaeological Project

Bray, Tamara L.

Wayne State University

At the Edge of Empire: Mitmaqkuna and the Social Dynamics of Frontiers in Tawantinsuyu

Canuto, Marcello A.

Yale University

On the Edge of the Maya World: Identity and Regional Interaction at El Paraiso, Copan, Honduras

Conrad, Geoffrey W. and Frederika A. Kaestle

Indiana University

Feasibility Study for the Analysis of Ancient DNA from sites near La Isabela, Dominican Republic

Curet, L. Antonio

The Field Museum

Study of Migration and Subsistence in four Ancient Sites in Puerto Rico through Bone Chemistry and Genetic Analysis

Elson, Christina M.

American Museum of Natural History

Investigating the Collapse of the Zapotec State (Oaxaca Valley, Mexico): A view from the Secondary Site of Jalieza

Gero, Joan M.

American University

Defining the Early Formative of the Calchaqui Valley, Northwest Argentina: Assessing the Village Site of Cardonal

Janusek, John W.

Vanderbilt University

Iruhito: Regional Adaptation and Local Complexity in the Desaguadero Basin, Bolivia

Kembel, Silvia Rodriguez

University of Pittsburgh

Andean Formative Social Development at Chavin de Huantar, Peru: Chronological and Functional Relationships between the Monumental Center and Surrounding Settlements

Mackey, Carol J.

California State University Northridge

The Farfan Archaeological Project: The Final Season




Alconini, Sonia 

University of Texas San Antonio 

Imperial Marginality and Frontier: Kallawayas and Chunhos in the Eastern Inka Frontier

Beaule, Christine  

University of Pittsburgh 

The Andean Political Economy on the Periphery: Households, Status and Gender at Condor Chinoka, Bolivia 

Brumfiel, Elizabeth M. 

Northwestern University 

Kinship and State Organization at Postclassic Xaltocan, Mexico 

Emery, Kitty F. 

Florida State Museum of Natural History 

Tracking Maya Animals in the Archaeological Record: Modern and Ancient Evidence from the Guatemalan Peten 

Franco, Nora 

Instituto Multidisciplinario de Historia y Ciencias Humanas, CONICET 

Chorrillo Malo 2: Additional Information about the Early Human Peopling of the Upper Santa Cruz basin (southern Patagonia, Argentina) and of the Slow Process of Incorporation of the Are to Regular Hunter-Gatherers Home-Ranges  

Klarich, Elizabeth   

University of California Santa Barbara 

Scale Layout and Diversity: Documenting the Regional Center of Pukara, Lake Titicaca Basin, Peru 

Mantha, Alexis   

University of Michigan 

The Impact of the Inca Conquest on the Population of the Rapayan Valley, Central Andes of Peru 

McEwan, Gordon   

The Cuzco Archaeology Institute  

Excavating an Inca Capaccocha Sacrifice from the Chokepukio Site, Cuzco, Peru 

Shady Solis, Ruth  and Michael E. Moseley

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and University of  Florida

Monumental Architecture at Aspero, Peru: Maritime Contributions to the Rise of Coastal Civilizations 

Wendt, Carl J.

California State University Northridge

Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Rio Pesquero Region, Veracruz, Mexico




Bonzani, Renée, Gyarmati, Janós  and Carola Condarco

University of Kentucky and Museum of Ethnography, Budapest 

Archaeological Investigations of Settlements along the Inka Royal Roads of the Paria River Basin, Department of Oruro, Bolivia

Covey, R. Alan  

Southern Methodist University 

2006 Regional Archaeological Survey in the Sacred Valley (Cusco, Perú) 

Fisher, Christopher and Helen P. Pollard 

Colorado State University and Michigan State University 

Human Ecodynamics and the Formation of the Tarascan State in the Lake Pátzcuaro Basin, Mexico 

Goldstein, Paul and Mónika Barrionuevo Alba 

University of California, San Diego and Instituto Riva Agüero de la Pontificia Unversidad Católica del Perú 

An elite Tiwanaku cemetery at Rio Muerto, Moquegua, Peru: Mortuary evidence for the rise of status distinction in a colonial state society 

Justeson, John S. 

University at Albany 

Completing the photographic documentation of epi-Olmec hieroglyphic texts, Mexico 

Rice, Prudence   

Southern Illinois University Carbondale 

The Spanish Conquest of the Itza Kingdom in 1697, Guatemala 

Rivera Casanovas, Claudia   

Universidad Mayor de San Andrés 

The Inka Expansion in the San Lucas Region, Chuquisaca, Bolivia: Imperial Strategies of Control 

Scherer, Andrew K., Charles W. Golden  and A. René Muñoz

Wagner College, Brandeis University and University of Arizona 

Ancient Maya Defensive Structures of the Sierra del Lacandón, Guatemala 

Yaeger, Jason

University of Wisconsin

Deer Hunting and Landscape Change: Chemical Analysis of Deer Remains in the Belize Valley 

Zaro, Gregory

University of New Mexico

Historical Ecology and Agriculture along the Arid Tambo-Ilo Coast, Southern Peru. Phase I




Deadline November 17, 2006

The Heinz Grant Program for Latin American Archaeology was founded in 1986 and funded and administered by the H. John Heinz III Charitable Trust and later by the Heinz Family Endowment. Since 2003, the Howard Heinz Endowment has supported the program through a grant to the Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh that now administers the program. The program supports archaeological research in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The Heinz grants are awarded for the fieldwork component of archaeological research, but can include field laboratory analysis and funds for dating. It is expected that the grant funds will be expended in 2007. Grants are awarded annually for the following kinds of research activity:

Field projects aimed at determining the feasibility of future full-scale explorations.

Field projects that will carry to completion an important phase of a larger exploration.

Field Projects that will carry to completion the last phase of a long-term project.

ELIGIBILITY: Grants will be awarded directly to the principal investigator by contact with the Office of Research of the University of Pittsburgh. Thus there is no need to process your proposal through your institution’s office of research. The funds will be sent directly to the principal investigator. The principal investigator should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree or experience and hold a position at a college, university, museum, research institution or cultural resource management organization. NOTE Applications for dissertation research will not be considered. 

AMOUNT OF GRANT: The maximum amount per grant will be $10,000 and 8 grants will be awarded. No overhead charges will be paid.

DEADLINE: Five copies of the proposal must be received at the address below by November 17, 2006. Notification of awards will be made in March 2007. For proposals from Latin American, electronic submission is an option.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: Proposals should include the following:

  1. A cover sheet with project title; amount requested; name, address , e-mail and telephone number; institutional affiliation of the researcher and time period of the project.

  2. An abstract (maximum of 500 words) that describes the project and explains its significance in a manner that is readily understandable to the non-archaeologist.

  3. A general description of the proposed project, not to exceed five single-spaced pages (exclusive of bibliography and appendices). If the proposed project is part of a larger research program, please briefly describe how this project relates to the field season's objectives.

  4. A budget of research expenses with justification of each item. On airfares, please indicate what individual will be supported by this line item. Salaries will not be paid, unless justified by the principal investigator. Salaries and fees for in-country personnel mandated by the host country permit regulations are allowed. On this point please contact the coordinator of the Heinz program for futher clarification.

  5. A statement on obtaining permission from the host country to conduct the project. If the permit requirements are being revised for the country you will be conducting research in, please indicate whether this might prevent carrying out research in 2007. We realize that until a grant is awarded, the application for a permit is usually not possible, unless your research is part of an ongoing project. In either case you can just state this.

  6. The principal and co-principal investigators Curriculum Vita. The Curriculum vita of any specialists (metallurgists, physical anthropologists, etc.), if they will be supported by the project, should also be included. In addition the Curriculum vita of field directors, supervised by the principal investigator, should be part of the proposal.

  7. Include a location map of the region you will be investigating and if available, site map and a few photos.

  8. The proposals may be submitted for peer review. Please include the name, address, telephone number and e-mail of at least 3 individuals that your proposal may be sent to for evaluation.

REPORTS: Awardees must submit a five to ten page report within six months after completion of the field research. The report should summarize the results of the research in terms understandable to the non-archaeologist.  It should also specify plans for publishing full results for seeking funding from other sources to pursue the research on a larger scale, if appropriate. The report should also include location and site maps as well as a one page summary of the research and a few photographs that can be used on the Heinz web site. A financial statement of expenditures with original supporting documentation must be included in the final report.

CONTACTS: Questions and proposal submission should be addressed to:


Dr. James B. Richardson, III Department of Anthropology 3302 Wesley W. Posvar Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Telephone:  (412) 665-2601  Fax:  (412) 648-7535