607 S Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Classic Maya, ritual, political power, climate change, sustainability
Ph.D., UCLA, 1994
Awards and Honors
President, Archaeology Division, American Anthropological Association (2017-2019)
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, Program in Medieval Studies
Lucero, L. J., & Gonzalez Cruz, J. (2020). Reconceptualizing Urbanism: Insights From Maya Cosmology. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 2(1), 1-15. [10.3389/frsc.2020.00001].
Larmon, J. T., McDonald, H. G., Ambrose, S., DeSantis, L. R. G., & Lucero, L. J. (2019). A year in the life of a giant ground sloth during the Last Glacial Maximum in Belize. Science advances, 5(2), [eaau1200]. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aau1200
Isendahl, C., Lucero, L. J., & Heckbert, S. (2018). Sustaining freshwater security and community wealth: Diversity and change in the pre-Columbian Maya lowlands. In Water and Society from Ancient Times to the Present: Resilience, Decline, and Revival (pp. 17-39). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315560144
Lucero, L. J. (2018). A cosmology of conservation in the ancient Maya world. Journal of Anthropological Research, 74(3), 327-359. https://doi.org/10.1086/698698
Lucero, L. J., & Larmon, J. T. (2018). Climate Change, Mesoamerica, and the Classic Maya Collapse. In E. Chiotis (Ed.), Climate Changes in the Holocene: Impacts and Human Adaptation (pp. 165-182). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351260244-8