Lisa Lucero

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

  • T/Th 11:30-1:00
Professor
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Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • Classic Maya, ritual, political power, climate change, sustainability

Education

  • Ph.D., UCLA, 1994

Distinctions / Awards

  • AAAS Fellow

Selected Publications

Book Contributions

Water Control and the Emergence of Polities in the Southern Maya Lowlands: Evolutionary, Economic, and Ecological Models Cooperation and Collective Action: Archaeological Perspectives Water Control and the Emergence of Polities in the Southern Maya Lowlands: Evolutionary, Economic, and Ecological Models 2013.
Lucero, Lisa J Memorializing Place among Classic Maya Commoners Memory Work: Archaeologies of Material Practices edited by B.J. Mills, edited by W.H. Walker. Memorializing Place among Classic Maya Commoners Edited by B.J. Mills, Edited by W.H. Walker, Santa Fe School for Advanced Research Press 2008, p. 187-205.
Lucero, Lisa J, and Sherry A. Gibbs The Creation and Sacrifice of Witches in Classic Maya Society New Perspectives on Human Sacrifice and Ritual Body Treatments in Ancient Maya Society edited by V. Tiesler, edited by A. Cucina. The Creation and Sacrifice of Witches in Classic Maya Society Edited by V. Tiesler, Edited by A. Cucina, New York Springer Press 2007, p. 45-73.
Lucero, Lisa J Agricultural Intensification, Water, and Political Power in the Southern Maya Lowlands Agricultural Strategies edited by J. Marcus, compiled by C. Stanish. Agricultural Intensification, Water, and Political Power in the Southern Maya Lowlands Edited by J. Marcus, Compiled by C. Stanish, Los Angeles The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA 2006, p. 281-305.
Lucero, Lisa J The Political and Sacred Power of Water in Ancient Maya Society Precolumbian Water Management: Ideology, Ritual, and Politics edited by L. Lucero, edited by B. Fash. The Political and Sacred Power of Water in Ancient Maya Society Edited by L. Lucero, Edited by B. Fash, Tucson University of Arizona Press 2006, p. 116-128.
Lucero, Lisa J, Scott L. Fedick, Andrew Kinkella, and Sean M. Graebner Ancient Maya Settlement in the Valley of Peace Area, Belize Archaeology of the Upper Belize River Valley: Half a Century of Maya Research edited by J.F. Garber. Ancient Maya Settlement in the Valley of Peace Area, Belize Edited by J.F. Garber, Gainesville University of Florida Press 2004, p. 86-102.
Walker, William H, and Lisa J. Lucero The Depositional History of Ritual and Power Agency in Archaeology edited by M. Dobres, edited by J. Robb. The Depositional History of Ritual and Power Edited by M. Dobres, Edited by J. Robb, London Routledge Press 2000, p. 130-147.
Lucero, Lisa J Water Control and Maya Politics in the Southern Maya Lowlands Complex Polities in the Ancient Tropical World edited by E.A. Bacus, compiled by L.J. Lucero. Water Control and Maya Politics in the Southern Maya Lowlands Edited by E.A. Bacus, Compiled by L.J. Lucero, Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 9 1999, p. 34-49.

Journal Articles

Lucero, Lisa J, and Joel D. Gunn Climate Change and Classic Maya Water Management Water 3 2 2011, p. 479-494.
Lucero, Lisa J Materialized Cosmology among Ancient Maya Commoners Journal of Social Archaeology 10 1 2010, p. 138-167.
Scarborough, Vernon L, and Lisa J. Lucero The Non-Hierarchical Development of Complexity in the Semitropics: Water and Cooperation Water History 2 2 2010, p. 185-205.
Lucero, Lisa J Classic Maya Temples, Politics, and the Voice of the People Latin American Antiquity 18 4 2007, p. 407-427.
Lucero, Lisa J The Politics of Ritual: The Emergence of Classic Maya Rulers Current Anthropology 44 4 2003, p. 523-558.
Lucero, Lisa J The Collapse of the Classic Maya: A Case for the Role of Water Control American Anthropologist 104 3 2002, p. 814-826.
Lucero, Lisa J Classic Lowland Maya Political Organization: A Review Journal of World Prehistory 13 2 1999, p. 211-263.
Lucero, Lisa J, Roland Fletcher, and Robin Coningham From “Collapse” to Urban Diaspora: The Transformation of Low-Density, Dispersed Agrarian Urbanism Antiquity 89 347 2015, p. 1139-1154.
Lucero, Lisa J, and Andrew Kinkella Pilgrimage to the Edge of the Watery Underworld: An Ancient Maya Water Temple at Cara Blanca, Belize Cambridge Archaeological Journal 25 1 2015, p. 163-185.
Lucero, Lisa J, Jessica Harrison, Jean Larmon, Zachary Nissen, and Erin Benson Prolonged Droughts, Short-Term Responses and Diaspora: The Power of Water and Pilgrimage at the Sacred Cenotes of Cara Blanca, Belize WIREs Water 2016.

Books

Lucero, Lisa J, and Barbara W. Fash (eds) Precolumbian Water Management: Ideology, Ritual, and Politics Tucson University of Arizona Press 2006.
Water and Ritual: The Rise and Fall of Classic Maya Rulers Austin University of Texas Press 2006.
Social Integration in the Ancient Maya Hinterlands: Ceramic Variability in the Belize River Area Tempe Anthropological Research Paper No. 53. Arizona State University 2001.
Bacus, Elisabeth A, and Lisa J. Lucero (eds) Complex Polities in the Ancient Tropical World Arlington Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association Number 9. American Anthropological Association 1999.
Fiske, Shirley, Susan Crate, Carole Crumley, Kathleen Galvin, Heather Lazarus, George Luber, Lisa Lucero, Anthony Oliver-Smith, Ben Orlove, Sarah Strauss, and Richard Wilk Changing the Atmosphere: Anthropology and Climate Change Arlington American Anthropological Association 2015.