Loa P. Traxler
University of New Mexico
Anthropologist; Educator; Museum administrator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Anthropology and Archaeology
Andrew W. Mellon Associate Deputy Director, University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Enabled the ability to see the development of social, political, and religious institutions at a classic Maya city in western Honduras by exposing some of the earliest palaces at Cop?n. Excavated tunnels to locate long-buried architecture from which she created three-dimensional reconstructions, documenting the evolution of early buildings that span the period from AD 400 to 700. Coauthor of The Ancient Maya, Sixth Edition (2006). Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Copan Maya Foundation, and President of the Board of the Friends of the Ixchel Museum.