Dr. Nancy Gonlin

Nancy Gonlin

Archaeologist, senior associate professor of anthropology at Bellevue College

“Life After Dark in the Ancient World”

Dr. Nancy Gonlin is a senior associate professor of anthropology at Bellevue College where she was awarded the Margin of Excellence Award in 2012. She is co-editor of Commoner Ritual and Ideology in Ancient Mesoamerica, Ancient Households of the Americas, and Human Adaptation in Ancient Mesoamerica. She is also co-author of Copán: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Maya Kingdom. Gonlin earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University, is a registered professional archaeologist, and a former Dumbarton Oaks Fellow of Harvard University. Her specialization is the Classic Maya (CE 250-900) civilization of Mexico and Central America.

Gonlin is on the Editorial Board of Ancient Mesoamerica, published by Cambridge University Press. The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology has selected Nancy to be the editor of their new Journal of Archaeology and Education, since she is highly regarded for her pedagogical contributions. She incorporates material from her fieldwork and global travels into her courses. As an active member of the Society for American Archaeology, Nancy serves on the Committee on Curriculum and has been appointed as the upcoming Chair of the Book Award Committee. Nancy co-edited a volume on the Archaeology of the Night, which will be her fifth book.

Related Links

An Encore Presentation of “Archaeology of Night” on Monday’s Access Utah (Utah Public Radio (Utah Public Radio, Feb. 22, 2016)

Archaeology of the Night (University Press of Colorado and Utah State University Press, Feb. 2, 2016)


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Last Updated May 12, 2017