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Gerardo Aldana, Ph.D.

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Gerardo Aldana, Ph.D.  
B.S.: University of California, Berkeley
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.: University of California, Irvine
Mechanical Engineering
A.M.: Harvard University
History of Science
Ph.D.: Harvard University
History of Science
   
Email: gvaldana@chicst.ucsb.edu
Phone: (805) 893-5713
Room: 1710 South Hall
   

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Maya hieroglyphic history
  • Mesoamerican art
  • Experimental archaeology
  • Science studies
  • Culture theory
  • Indigeneity
     

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

2011  On Mayan Astronomy and Modern Economics
2011 "On Deciphering Ancient Mesoamerican Foundational Texts: The
Challenges of a Non-Logos-Based Creation Narrative
" in Foundational Texts
of World Literature
, edited by Dominique Jullien. Peter Lang, New York.
2011 Tying Headbands or Venus Appearing: New translations of k'al, the
Dresden Codex Venus Pages and Classic Period Royal 'Binding' Rituals
.
British Archaeological Reports International Series S2239.
2007 The Apotheosis of Janaab’ Pakal: Science, History, and Religion at
Classic Maya Palenque
. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

 

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