About Takeshi Inomata
Takeshi Inomata is an archaeologist who studies Maya civilization, social change, warfare, architecture, and ceramics. He has worked at the Maya sites of Aguateca and Ceibal, Guatemala, and in the Middle Usumacinta region, Tabasco, Mexico.
2017 High-Precision Radiocarbon Dating of Political Collapse and Dynastic Origins at the Maya Site of Ceibal, Guatemala. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(7):1293-1298.
2015 The Construction of Public and Domestic Spheres in the Preclassic Maya Lowlands. American Anthropologist 117(3):519-471.
2014 Life and Politics at the Royal Court of Aguateca: Artifacts, Analytical Data, and Synthesis. Aguateca Archaeological Project First Phase Monograph Series, Volume 3. Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan, series editors. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
2014 Mesoamerican Plazas: Practices, Meanings, and Memories. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
2013 Early Ceremonial Constructions at Ceibal, Guatemala, and the Origins of Lowland Maya Civilization. Science 340(6131):467-471. DOI: 10.1126/science.1234493.
2011 Excavating the Origins of Maya Civilization. A series of columns posted on the New York Times on-line version. http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/excavating-the-origi...
2010 Burned Palaces and Elite Residences of Aguateca: Excavations and Ceramics. Aguateca Archaeological Project First Phase Monograph Series, Volume 1. Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan, series editors. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
2009 The Classic Maya. Cambridge World Archaeology series. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
2007 Warfare and the Fall of a Fortified Center: Archaeological Investigations at Aguateca. Vanderbilt Institute of Mesoamerican Archaeology Series, Vol. 3, Arthur Demarest, series editor. Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville.
2006 Archaeology of Performance: Theaters of Power, Community, and Politics. Altamira Press, Lanham.
2006 Plazas, Performers, and Spectators: Political Theaters of the Classic Maya. Current Anthropology 47(5):805-842.
2003 Aguateca: New Revelations of Maya Elite. National Geographic 2003, May: 110-119.
2003 The Archaeology of Settlement Abandonment in Middle America. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
2001 Royal Courts of the Ancient Maya. 2 vols. Westview Press, Boulder.
Areas of Study
Archaeology, complex societies, Mesoamerica. Households and political organization in prehispanic Maya society; field and lab research at Aguateca and Ceibal, Guatemala.
Ph.D. Vanderbilt, 1995