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Andrew Scherer

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology:
Department of Anthropology
Phone: +1 401 863 7059
Andrew_Scherer@brown.edu

Biography

Andrew Scherer is an anthropological archaeologist and biological anthropologist with a geographic focus in Mesoamerica (Maya). He co-directs an interdisciplinary archaeological research project that is exploring Classic Maya polities along the Usumacinta River in Mexico. Scherer has conducted bioarchaeological research at Maya sites throughout Mexico and Guatemala, including Piedras Negras, Yaxha, and El Zotz. Scherer's research interests include mortuary archaeology, warfare and violence, ritual practice, political practice, diet and subsistence, bioarchaeology, and landscape archaeology.

Interests

Andrew Scherer is an anthropological archaeologist and biological anthropologist with a geographic focus in Mesoamerica (Maya). He co-directs a multi-national, interdisciplinary research project that is exploring Classic Maya polities along the Usumacinta River in Guatemala and Mexico. Scherer's research interests include bioarchaeology, mortuary archaeology, warfare and violence, political organization, diet and subsistence, and landscape archaeology

Degrees

Texas A&M University (Ph.D., 2004); Hamline University (B.A., 1998)

Awards

Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship, Brown University, 2012.

Pre-Columbian Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2008-2009.

Distinguished Graduate Student Doctoral Research Award, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, 2005.

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude, 1998.

Phi Beta Kappa, Member, 1998.

Affiliations

Society for American Archaeology
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
Dental Anthropology Association
Paleopathology Association

Funded Research

Selected research awards:

National Science Foundation Senior Research Grant, Archaeology Program (BCS- 1115818), $42,721.00, 2011.

National Geographic Society/Waitt Grant Program, $11,030, 2009.

National Science Foundation Senior Research Grant, Archaeology Program (BCS-0715463), $147,484, 2007.

H. John Heinz III Charitable Trust Grants for Latin American Archeology, $9,970, 2006.

Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (#05027), $9,120, 2005.

National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, Physical Anthropology Program, (BCS-0234006), $1,920, 2003.

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (Gr. 7014), $12,383, 2003.

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Curriculum Vitae

Download Andrew Scherer's Curriculum Vitae in PDF Format