Gerardo Aldana

Director of Repository for Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections

Contact Phone

(805) 893-5713

Office Location

1710 South Hall


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


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


Podcast on Ancient Mayan Astronomy, “What the IF?” August 5, 2022
Online Presentation:  “Quetzalcoatl and the Dresden Codex Venus Table,” Institute for Maya Studies Public Lecture.  July 20, 2022
Online Presentation:  “On the Intellectual Cost of Conquest,” Art, Design & Architecture Museum ‘Amid a Pandemic’ Lecture Series. May 22, 2021