Mesoamerican Lab

The Mesoamerican Lab is directed by Richard Lesure, Associate Professor of Anthropology. His current project is The Origins of Social Inequality in Early Formative Mesoamerica, which is an investigation of sociopolitical dynamics in Mesoamerica’s earliest settled villages, dated from 1600 to 1000 BC. Professor Lesure’s fieldwork has focused on the large village site of Paso de la Amada, on the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.