Mike Mirro

 

Mike Mirro is currently a graduate student at California State University working with Dr. James Brady on a Masters Thesis regarding the ritual use of caves by the Ancient Maya.  His interests also lie in the field of GIS where he is working on methods of employing GIS in the study of the cave environment.  He has been with the Western Belize Regional Cave Project for the past seven years, although he has recently had a two year hiatus.  His experience includes supervising investigations at Barton Creek Cave and Aktun Yaxteel Ahau; conducting numerous reconnaissance expeditions into the karst plateaus in the southern Belize Valley; and a contributing investigator on research in Aktun Uayazba Kab, Aktun Tunichil Mucnal, Aktun Nakbe, Laberinto de las Tarantulas, and others in the Belize Valley area.  On the professional side, he has been working in the field of CRM for the past seven years.  Most recently, he has been employed as a supervisor for several survey projects on Vandenberg Air Force Base in the Central Coast of California.  His caving experience goes back nearly 13 years, which he first picked up in Virginia and has been pursuing ever since.  

Interests:

Spacial Analysis of Ritual Landscapes
Maya Subsistence Practices
Ceramic and Lithic Analysis
Ancient Caving Techniques.

 

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For an application and more information about the project, please email:

BelizeMaya@aol.com

 

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