Reiko Ishihara

 

Reiko participated in the BVAR project in 1997 as a field school student. In 1998, she became a junior staff member with WBRCP, and in 1999, returned as a staff member, investigating the cave site of Actun Chechem Ha in Belize, the results comprising her undergraduate thesis. Aside from investigations in Belize, she has received archaeological experience at the Lubbock Lake Site (Texas), and at sites in Nara, Osaka, and Ibaraki in Japan.

In July of 2000, she completed her BA in archaeology from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. She is now starting graduate studies at the University of California, Riverside under Dr. Karl Taube and Dr. Wendy Ashmore. Her research focuses on examining the ceramic assemblages in Maya cave sites.

Research Interests:

Ancient Maya Cave Use and the Types and Nature of Cave Activity
Symbolic Significance in Spatial Utilization in Caves
Ceramic Assemblage of Cave Sites
Iconography with relation to Caves

 

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