Alejandra Roche Recinos
Grant TypeDissertation Fieldwork Grant
Institutional AffiliationBrown U.
Grant numberGr. 9764
Approve DateOctober 24, 2018
Project TitleRoche Recinos, Alejandra, Brown U., Providence, RI - To aid research on 'Regional Production and Exchange of Stone Tools in the Polity of Piedras Negras, Guatemala,' supervised by Dr. Andrew K. Scherer
ALEJANDRA ROCHE RECINOS, then a graduate student at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, received funding in October 2018 to aid research on ‘Regional Production and Exchange of Stone Tools in the Polity of Piedras Negras, Guatemala,’ supervised by Dr. Andrew K. Scherer. Funding assisted research at the site of Budsilha in Chiapas, Mexico as part of this project on ancient Maya economic practice at the kingdom of Piedras Negras and subsidiary. The research at Budsilha was conducted under the auspices of Proyecto Arqueol’gico Busilj’-Chocolj’ (PABC), directed by Professors Andrew Scherer of Brown University and Charles Golden of Brandeis University and with the collaboration of Universidad Aut’noma de Yucat’n and McMaster University. This work builds on previous research at the site of Piedras Negras, Guatemala, the political capital of one of the great ancient Maya kingdoms of the Classic period (AD 350-900). During the months of January, February and later in June, July and August of 2019, it was possible to complete the analysis of the lithic assemblage recovered during excavations at the site of Budsilha, Chiapas. In addition, the analysis of the materials recovered from past fieldwork seasons at the site of Piedras Negras, Guatemala was concluded, as well as the synthesis of information recovered from artifact analysis from Palenque, Chiapas and Sak-Tz’I’-Lacanja Tzeltal, Chiapas. A total of nearly 42,000 chert and obsidian artifacts were analyzed.