Curriculum Vitae

 

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education,

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Associate Professor, Anthropology Program

Affiliate of Cognitive Sciences and World Heritage Programs

 

CONTACT INFORMATION________________________________________________

 

Address:      University of California, Merced, School of Social Science, Humanities, and Arts, 5200 N. Lake Rd., Merced, CA, 95343

E-mail:       hmoyes@ucmerced.edu; hmoyes@gmail.com

Phone:        520-820-6748 (cell)

Websites     http://www.ucmerced.edu/faculty/directory/holley-moyes

                  faculty.ucmerced.edu/hmoyes/

 

EDUCATION___________________________________________________________

 

2006           Ph.D. Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2006 (IGERT).

Title: The Sacred Landscape as a Political Resource: A Case Study of Ancient Maya Cave Use at Chechem Ha Cave, Belize, Central America.

2001           M.A.  Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University, 2001.

Title: The Cave as a Cosmogram: The Use of GIS in an Intrasite Spatial Analysis of The Main Chamber of Actun Tunichil Muknal, A Maya Ceremonial Cave in Western Belize.

1994           A.S.  Dental Hygiene, Palm Beach Community College.

1978           B.A.  Theatre, Florida State University.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC POSITIONS _________________________

 

2016--         Associate Dean of Undergraduate Curriculum, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, University of California, Merced (Current)

2010--         Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Affiliate Member of Cognitive and Information Sciences (CIS), School of Social Science, Humanities and Arts, University of California, Merced (Current)

2008--         Book Reviews Editor, Current Anthropology

 

2007-          Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona

 

2007-2009   Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wichita State University

 

2009-2010   Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, New Mexico State University

 

COURSES TAUGHT_____________________________________________________

 

University of California, Merced:

Ancient Maya History, Religion, and Archaeoastronomy, Archaeology of Religion, Writing Narrative for Archaeology, Studies of Landscape from a Multidisciplinary Perspective, Topics in Complex Society: The Ancient Maya, Ceramic Analyses, History of Archaeological Interpretation, Power of the Past, Anthropological Archaeology, Spatial Cognition, Space and Place, Pilgrimage

 

New Mexico State University:

Introduction to Archaeology, Introduction to Anthropology: A Four-field Approach, Ancient Mesoamerica, Studies in Religion (on-line)

 

Wichita State University:

Introduction to Archaeology, Archaeology of Religion, The Ancient Maya, Archaeology and Popular Culture, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Intercultural Relations, World Cultures, Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion, Anthropology of Tourism (Belize Trip), Public Speaking for the Anthropologist

Developed and scheduled-The Anthropology and Archaeology of Food, The Maya: People of the Corn, The Anthropology of Sports

 

Research Interests____________________________________________________

 

Mesoamerica, archaeology of religion, cave archaeology, geographic cognition, cognition and environment, archaeological methods, sacred space, spatial analysis, geographic information systems, dynamics of complex society, leadership strategies, archaeology in popular culture, narrative writing in archaeology

 

Current Projects______________________________________________________

 

Belize Cave Research Project (BCRP) 2011-current, principle investigator

This is an ongoing project to investigate ancient Maya ritual cave sites in Belize on a regional scale. It seeks to understand changes in ritual practices over time and articulate those changes with socio/political processes and environmental stresses.

 

Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance (LCAR) 2011-current, principle investigator

This ongoing project investigates the site of Las Cuevas, a Late Classic Maya pilgrimage site located in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve in western Belize

 

Chiquibul Archaeological Reconnaissance and Survey Team (Carst) 2017-current

         Partnering with the Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD), an NGO that manages the Chiquibul Forest Preserve, we offer training in mapping and survey techniques to interested Belizeans. In collaboration with FCD rangers the project locates and records archaeological sites within the reserve.

 

Professional Affiliations_______________________________________________

 

1997--         Society for American Archaeology

1995--         American Anthropological Association

2000--         National Speleological Society

2011--         Sigma Xi

2012--         Archaeological Institute of America

2013-14      University of California Society of Fellows

 

MEDIA COVERAGE____________________________________________________

 

2009 Science Magazine April Issue, Featured in “A New Look at the Maya’s End” by Heather Pringle

 

2014 Discover Magazine December Issue, Featured in “Caves of the Maya: New Insights into a Desperate Culture’s Darkest Secret” by Will Hunt

 

2015 Business Insider, July 16 Issue, Featured in “The 15 Most Amazing Women in Science Today” by Emmie Martin and Jessica Orwig

http://www.businessinsider.com/coolest-women-in-science-2015-7

 

2016 American Archaeology, Summer Issue, “A Time of Desperation” by Kristin Ohlson

 

2016 TEDx Vienna Out There, TEDx talk titled Darkness and the Imagination, Oct. 22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQAqAtIShFg&list=PL8yrjrxWR4NP-hNuaMmDW2MHJNmDoGV0W

or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR13-JnS1ME&feature=youtu.be

 

2016 der Standard, Archäologin: "Finsternis beeinflusst, wie wir denken," Interview by Julia Sica, Nov. 4

http://derstandard.at/2000046864047/Archaeologin-Finsternis-beeinflusst-wie-wir-denken

 

 

Heritage and Preservation ___________________________________

 

2017 Cave Mapping Workshop, Feb. 2 and 3. Conducted in San Ignacio, Belize to provide training in cave mapping for CARST project members. (Collaboration with the Friends of Conservation and Development)

 

Books ______________________________________________________

 

Pappadopoulos, Constantinos and Holley Moyes (Eds), In prep. The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime J. Awe, In prep. Caves of the Ancient Maya.

 

Moyes, Holley and Allen Christenson (Eds) In prep.The Myths of the Popol Vuh in Cosmology and Practice. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

 

Moyes, Holley (Ed.) 2012. Sacred Darkness: A Global Perspective on the Ritual Use of Caves. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

*2013 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title, Reviewed Vol 53, No. 4

 

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES _______________________________

 

Moyes, Holley and Shane Montgomery, 2016. Mapping Ritual Landscapes Using LiDAR: Cave Detection through Local Relief Modeling (LRM). Advances in Archaeological Practice: A Journal of the Society for American Archaeology, 4(3):249-267.

 

Moyes, Holley, Mark Robinson, and Keith Prufer, 2016. The Kayuko Mound Group: A Festival Site in Southern Belize. Antiquity 90(349): 143-156.

 

Moyes, Holley, Shayna Hernandez, H. Lauren Phillips, and Shane Montgomery, 2015. Little Finds Big Results: The Utility of Small Artifacts in the Spatial Analyses of Looted Sites. Papers of the 47th Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference, Breaking Barriers, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Ray, Erin and Holley Moyes, 2015. Ephemeral Rites: Understanding Ancient Maya Cave Ritual using Geochemical Signatures from Platform Surfaces at Las Cuevas. Papers of the 47th Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference, Breaking Barriers, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Arksey, Marieka and Holley Moyes 2015. Ancient Maya Ritual Pathways, Performing Power Outside the Cave at Las Cuevas, Belize. Papers of the 47th Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference, Breaking Barriers, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Galeazzi, Fabrizio, Holley Moyes, and Mark Aldenderfer, 2015. Defining Best 3D Practices in Archaeology: Comparing Laser Scanning and Dense Stereo Matching Techniques for 3D Intra-site Data Recording. Advances in Archaeological Practice: A Journal of the Society for American Archaeology 2(4):353-365(13).

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime J. Awe, 2014. Climate Change and Ritual Response in Western Belize: Power Sharing in Late to Terminal Classic Maya Cave Use, 44th Annual Chacmool Conference Publication, Climates of Change: The Shifting Environments of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Canada.

 

Chase, Arlen F., Diane Z. Chase, Jaime Awe, John Weishampel, Gyles Iannone, Holley Moyes, Jason Yaeger, Kathryn M. Brown, Ramesh Shrestha, William Carter, Juan Fernandez Diaz, 2014. Ancient Maya Regional Settlement and Inter-Site Analysis: The 2013 West-Central Belize LiDAR Survey. Remote Sensing New Perspectives of Remote Sensing for Archaeology, Special Issue, 6:8671-8695.

 

Arlen F. Chase, Diane Z. Chase, Jaime J. Awe, John F. Weishampel, Gyles Iannone, Holley Moyes, Jason Jaeger, Kathryn M. Brown, 2014. The Use of LiDAR in Understanding the Ancient Maya Landscape. Advances in Archaeological Practice: A Journal of the Society for American Archaeology, August 2014.

 

Galeazzi, Fabrizio, Holley Moyes, and Mark Aldenderfer, 2014. 3D Documentation in Archaeology: Recording Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize. In Archaeology in the Digital Era. Papers from the 40th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Vol. 2, Southampton, 26-30 March 2012, edited by Graeme Earl, Tim Sly, Angeliki Chrysanthi, Patricia Murrieta-Flores, Costantinos Papadopoulos, Iza Romanowska, and David Wheatley, pp. 350-362, University of Chicago Press, Chicago (ISBN 9789089646637).

http://dare.uva.nl/aup/en/record/500958

 

Moyes, Holley and Keith M. Prufer, 2013. The Geopolitics of Emerging Maya Rulers: A Case Study of Kayuko Naj Tunich, a Foundational Shrine at Uxbenká, Southern Belize. Journal of Anthropological Research, 69(2):225-248.

 

Prufer, Keith M., Holley Moyes, Brendan Culleton, Andrew Kindon, and Douglas Kennett, 2011. Formation of a Complex Polity on the Eastern Periphery of the Maya Lowlands. Latin American Antiquity, 22(2): 199-223.

 

Moyes, Holley, Jaime J. Awe, George Brook, and James Webster, 2009. The Ancient Maya Drought Cult: Late Classic Cave Use in Belize, Latin American Antiquity 20(1): 175-206.

 

Craig, Nathan, Mark Aldenderfer, and Holley Moyes, 2006. Multivariate Visualization and Analysis of Photomapped Artifact Scatters, Journal of Archaeological Science 33(11):1617-1627.

 

Aldenderfer, Mark, and Holley Moyes, 2005. The Valley of the Eagle: Zhang-zhung, Kyunglung, and the Pre-Buddhist Sites of Far Western Tibet, Expedition 47(2):28-34.

 

Moyes, Holley and James E. Brady, 2005. The Heart of Creation, The Heart of Darkness: Ritual Cave Use in Mesoamerica. Expedition 47(3):30-36.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2002. The Use of GIS in the Spatial Analysis of an Archaeological Cave Site, Gisvision Magazine, Sept. Issue, http://www.gisvisionmag.com/#

 

Moyes, Holley, 2002. The Use of GIS in the Spatial Analysis of an Archaeological Cave Site, Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 64(1): 9-16.

http://www.caves.org/pub/journal/Journal_of_Cave_and_Karst_Studies_volum...

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime J. Awe, 2000. Spatial Analysis of an Ancient Cave Site. ArcUser, Vol. 3(4), pp.64-68. http://www.esri.com/news/arcuser/1000/cave.html

 

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters_____________________________

 

Moyes, Holley, Lilly Rigoli, Stephanie Huette, Daniel Montello, Teenie Matlock and Michael Spivey. (Reviewed, Accepted). Darkness and the Imagination: The Role of Environment in the Development of Spiritual Belief. In The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology, edited by Constantinos Pappadopoulos and Holley Moyes, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

Iannone, Gyles, Arlen F. Chase, Diane Z. Chase, Jaime Awe, Holley Moyes, George Brook, Jason Polk, James Webster, and James Conolly, 2014. An Archaeological Consideration of Long-Term Socio-Environmental Dynamics on the Vaca Plateau, Belize. In The Great Maya Droughts in Cultural Context: Case Studies in Resilience and Vulnerability, edited by Gyles Iannone, pp. 270-300. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2012. Introduction. In Sacred Darkness: A Global Perspective on the Ritual Use of Caves, edited by Holley Moyes, pp. 1-14, University Press of Colorado,Boulder.

 

Moyes, Holley and James E. Brady, 2012. Caves as Sacred Space in Mesoamerica. In Sacred Darkness: A Global Perspective on the Ritual Use of Caves, edited by Holley Moyes, pp.151-170, University Press of Colorado,Boulder.

 

Montello, Daniel, and Holley Moyes, 2012. Why Dark Zones Are Sacred: Turning to Behavioral and Cognitive Science for Answers. In Sacred Darkness: A Global Perspective on the Ritual Use of Caves, edited by Holley Moyes, pp. 385-396, University Press of Colorado,Boulder.

 

Voorhies, Barbara, Holley Moyes and Douglas Kennett, 2012. The Rock Shelters of Cerro Bernal and their Prehistoric Use. In La Arqueología de Chiapas: Contribuciones del Encuentro Celebrado en el 60thAniversario de la Fundación Arqueológica Nuevo Mundo, Vol.2: Investigaciones recientes en Chiapas, pp. 237-264, edited by Lynneth S. Lowe and Mary E. Pye. Papers of the NWAF, No. 72. BYU, Provo.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2012. Constructing the Underworld: The Built Environment in Ancient Mesoamerican Caves. In Heart of Earth: Studies in Maya Ritual Cave Use, edited by James E. Brady, pp. 95-110, Association for Mexican Cave Studies, Bulletin Series No. 23, Austin, TX.

 

Moyes, Holley and James E. Brady, 2011. Cavernas Sagradas na Mesoamerica. In Cavernas, Rituais e Religião, edited by Luis Eduardo Panisset Travassos, Edgard Dias Magalhães, and Elvis Pereira Barbosa, pp. 63-70, Editus, Santa Cruz, Brazil.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2008. Charcoal as a Proxy for Use-Intensity in Ancient Maya Cave Ritual. In Religion, Archaeology, and the Material World, edited by Lars Fogelin, pp. 139-158, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Carbondale, Illinois.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2007. The Late Classic Drought Cult: Ritual Activity as a Response to Environmental Stress among the Ancient Maya, Cult in Context: Reconsidering Ritual in Archaeology, edited by David Barrowclough, Caroline Malone, and Simon Stoddard, pp. 217-228, Oxbow Books, Oxford, UK.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2005. The Sweatbath in the Cave: A Modified Passage in Chechem Ha Cave, Belize. In Stone Houses and Earth Lords: Maya Religion in the Cave Context, edited by Keith Prufer and James Brady, pp. 187-212, University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2005. Cluster Concentrations, Boundary Markers, and Ritual Pathways: A GIS Analysis of Artifact Cluster Patterns at Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize. In In the Maw of the Earth Monster: Mesoamerican Ritual Cave Use, edited by James Brady and Keith Prufer, pp. 269-300, University of Colorado Press, Boulder.

 

SYMPOSIUM/CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS_____________________

 

Moyes, Holley, Laura Kosakowsky, and Erin Ray 2017. The Chronology of Ancient Maya Cave Use in Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, 14, Institute of Archaeology, NICH, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, Pedro Carvajal, and Shane Montgomery, 2016. LiDAR at Las Cuevas: Settlement Surrounding an Ancient Maya Pilgrimage Site. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, 13, Institute of Archaeology, pp. 29-42, NICH, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, Mark Robinson, Barbara Voorhies, Laura Kosakowsky, Marieka Arksey, Erin Ray, and Shayna Hernandez, 2015. Dreams at Las Cuevas: A Location of High Devotional Expression of the Late Classic Maya. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, 12, pp.239-249. Institute of Archaeology, NICH, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Robinson, Mark, Holley Moyes, and Laura Kosakowsky, 2014. Who is Las Cuevas?, Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, 11, pp. 19-30. Institute of Archaeology, NICH, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Kosakowsky, Laura, Holley Moyes, Mark Robinson, and Barbara Voorhies, 2013. Ceramics of Las Cuevas and the Chiquibul: At World’s End, Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, 10, pp. 25-32. Institute of Archaeology, NICH, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, Mark Robinson, Laura Kosakowsky, and Barbara Voorhies, 2012. Better Late than Never: Preliminary Investigations at Las Cuevas, Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, 9, pp. 221-231. Institute of Archaeology, NICH, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley and Keith M. Prufer, 2009. Kayuko Naj Tunich: A Foundational Shrine at Uxbenká, Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, 6: 191-199, Institute of Archaeology, NICH, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2007. The Ancient Maya Drought Cult: Late Classic Cave Use in Belize, Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 4: 43-54, Institute of Archaeology, NICH, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2006. The Archaeology of Chechem Ha Cave, Belize: A Late Classic Hiatus in Usage. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 3:225-234, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Aldenderfer, Mark, and Holley Moyes, 2004. Excavations at Dindun, a Pre-Buddhist Village Site in Far Western Tibet. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Tibetan Archaeology and Art, Edited by Huo Wei and Li Yongxian, Center for Tibetan Studies, Sichuan Union University, Chengdu, China.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2000. The Cave as a Cosmogram: Function and Meaning of Maya Speleothem Use. In The Sacred and the Profane: Architecture and Identity in the Maya Lowlands, Acta Mesoamericana, Vol. 10, pp 137-148, edited by Pierre R. Colas, Kai Delvendahl, Marcus Kuhnert, and Annette Schubart, Anton Saurwein, Germany.

 

REPORTS_________________________________________________

 

Moyes, Holley, Josue Ramos, and Gonzalo Pleitez, 2016. Looting Activity in Ofrenda Cave: A Special Report to the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Manuscript on file at the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime J. Awe, 2016. Belize Regional Cave Project: Report of the 2015 Field Season, Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2016. Introduction. In Belize Regional Cave Project: Report of the 2015 Field Season, Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime J. Awe 2015. Ancient Maya Cave Use from a Regional Perspective: A Progress Report Submitted to the Alphawood Foundation.

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime J. Awe 2015. Ancient Maya Cave Use from a Regional Perspective: A Progress Report Submitted to the Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan, Belize 2011-2014. Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Robinson, Mark and Holley Moyes (eds), 2015. Dreams at Las Cuevas: Investigating a Location of High Devotional Expression, Results of the 2014 Field Season. Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2015. Las Cuevas: A Late Classic Location of High Devotional Expression. In Dreams at Las Cuevas: Investigating a Location of High Devotional Expression, Results of the 2014 Field Season, edited by Mark Robinson and Holley Moyes, pp. 3-12.Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2015.The Cave at Las Cuevas. In Dreams at Las Cuevas: Investigating a Location of High Devotional Expression, Results of the 2014 Field Season, edited by Mark Robinson and Holley Moyes, pp. 89-108.Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, Mark Robinson, Justine Issavi, Nicholas Bourgeois, and Laura Kosakowsky, 2015. Kayuko Naj Tunich Staging Area – Looter’s Pit Salvage Excavations. In The Uxbenká Archaeological Project: Report on the 2014 Season, edited by Keith M. Prufer and Amy E. Thompson, Prepared for the Institute of Archaeology, Government of Belize, National Science Foundation, and Alphawood Foundation, 2015. Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2014. Speleothems and Their Contexts at Çatalhöyük. Çatalhöyük 2014 Archive Report.

 

Mark Robinson and Holley Moyes (eds), 2014. The Light and Dark Side of Las Cuevas: 3rd Report of the Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance Project: The 2013 Field Season, Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2014. Introduction. In The Light and Dark Side of Las Cuevas: 3rd Report of the Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance Project: The 2013 Field Season, edited by Mark Robinson and Holley Moyes, pp. 3-12. Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Phillips, H. Lauren, Holley Moyes, Justine Issavi, and Nicholas Bourgeois 2014. Mapping the Underworld: Innovations in Cave Mapping Using GIS. In The Light and Dark Side of Las Cuevas: 3rd Report of the Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance Project: The 2013 Field Season, edited by Mark Robinson and Holley Moyes, pp. 87-92. Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, Jaime J. Awe, and Laura Kosakowsky, 2013. Cave Investigations Surrounding the Ix Chel Archaeological Site in the Vaca Plateau, Belize, CA: A Report of the Minanhà Cave Project (MCP). Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley and Mark Robinson (eds), 2013. 2nd Report of the Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance Project: The 2012 Field Season, Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2013. Introduction. 2nd Report of the Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance Project: The 2012 Field Season, edited by Holley Moyes and Mark Robinson, pp. 2-8. Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, Justine Issavi, and Nicholas Bourgeois 2013. Mapping the Underworld. 2nd Report of the Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance Project: The 2012 Field Season, edited by Holley Moyes and Mark Robinson, pp. 70-72. Report on file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, With contributions by Mark Robinson, Laura Kosakowsky, Barbara Voorhies, Rafael Guerra, Fabrizio Galeazzi, and Josue Ramos, 2011. Sleeping Next to the Giant: Preliminary Investigations of the Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize: A Site Report of the 2011 Field Season, On file at The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime J. Awe, 2011. Caves and Complexity: 2010 Preliminary Report of the Minanha Cave Project. In Archaeological Investigations in the North Vaca Plateau, Belize: Progress Report of the Twelfth (2010) Field Season, edited by Gyles Iannone, Jaime J. Awe, Maxime Lamoureux St.-Hilaire and Matthew Longstaffe, pp. 144-175. Department of Anthropology, Trent University, Peterborough.

 

Carleton, Chris, Gyles, Iannone, James Conolly, and Holley Moyes, 2011. Dating Minanha Using a Bayesian Chronological Framework. In Archaeological Investigations in the North Vaca Plateau, Belize: Progress Report of the Twelfth (2010) Field Season, edited by Gyles Iannone, Jaime J. Awe, Maxime Lamoureux St.-Hilaire and Matthew Longstaffe, pp. 109-131. Department of Anthropology, Trent University, Peterborough.

 

Moyes, Holley, Mark Aldenderfer, Mark Robinson, and Keith M. Prufer. 2010, Excavations Conducted at the Kayuko Mound Group, Uxbenkà. In, Uxbenká Archaeological Project Report of the 2009 Field Season in the Toledo District, Belize, Central America, edited by Keith M. Prufer, pp. 127-163. Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2009, Kayuko Naj Tunich: A Foundational Shrine at Uxbenká. In Uxbenká Archaeological Project Report of the 2007 Field Season in the Toledo District, Belize, Central America, edited by Keith M. Prufer, on file at the Belize Institute of Archeology and the National Science Foundation, pp. 59-77. Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2007. The Canoe in the Cave: A Foundational Shrine at Uxbenká?, Interim Report submitted to the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. http://www.famsi.org/reports/07068/index.html

 

Prufer, Keith M., With contributions by: Dr. Andrew Kindon, Dr. Holley Moyes, Dr. Douglas Kennett, Dr. Kevin Cannariato, Shoshaunna Parks, Bethany Myers, Charles Mustain, and Nancy Komulainen, 2007. The Uxbenká Archaeological Project (UAP) 2006 Field Season, Report to the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc., http://www.famsi.org/reports/06066/index.html

 

Prufer, Keith, Holley Moyes, Bethany J. Myers, and Mark Aldenderfer 2007.  Results of the 2006 Cave Reconnaissance in the Rio Blanco Valley Karst "Rock Patch." In The Uxbenka Archaeological Project (UAP) 2006 Field Season in the Toledo District, Belize, Central America, edited by Keith Prufer, pp. 39-43.  Report on file at the Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, Jaime J. Awe, and Henry Schwarcz, 2006. Tracing the Origin of Speleothems at Ancient Maya Archaeological Sites in Belize, Central America, Report on file with the Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2004. Changes and Continuities in Ritual Practice at Chechem Ha Cave, Belize: Report on Excavations Conducted in the 2003

Field Season, submitted to the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc., http://www.famsi.org/reports/02086/index.html

 

Moyes, Holley, 2004. Report on the Point Conception Shell Mound for the Unocal Point Conception/Cojo Point Well Removal Project, CA, submitted to Storrer Environmental Services.

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime J. Awe, 1998. Spatial Analysis of Artifacts in the Main Chamber of Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize: Preliminary Results.  In The Western Belize Regional Cave Project: A Report of the 1997 Field Season, edited by Jaime Awe, pp.22-38. Department of Anthropology, Occasional Paper No. 1, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRY______________________________________

 

Moyes, Holley, (2013). Rites in the Underworld: Caves as Sacred Space in Mesoamerica

http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/home/caves-as-sacred-spaces-in-mesoam...

 

BOOK REVIEWS____________________________________________

 

Moyes, Holley, 2017. Book Review of The Archaeology of Darkness, by Marion Dowd and Robert Hensey, for the Cambridge Archaeological Journal (in press).

 

Moyes, Holley, 2011. Book Review of Ritual and Trade in the Pasión-Verapaz Region, Guatemala, by Brent Woodfill for the Society for Archaeological Science Bulletin 34(2): 28-29.

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS______________________________________

 

2017  Alphawood Foundation, 5th Year Investigations of the Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance, $65,000

 

2016  University of California Humanities Research Institute Conference Grant 2017-2018, Shedding Light on Darkness: An Interdisciplinary Symposium, $5,000

 

2016  Center for Research in the Humanities and Arts Seed Grant, The Power of Darkness, (Co-PI Michael Spivey), $15,000

 

2016  Center for Research in the Humanities and Arts Individual Research Grant, Digital Archaeology at Las Cuevas, $2000

 

2016  UCM Faculty Research Award, Cognitive Robotic Co-Archaeologist for Optimal 3D Recording in Belize, (Co-PI with YangQuan Chen), $10,000

 

2016  Center for Information Technology Research-Citris (#2016-0042), Smart Cave Drones as Robotic Co-Archaeologists, (Co PIs YangQuan Chen, Karl Taube), $60,000

 

2016  Center for Research in the Humanities and Arts, Faculty Fellowship, 2016-2017.

 

2015  Alphawood Foundation,Ancient Maya Cave Use from a Regional Perspective: Human Remains in Caves, (Co PI Jaime J. Awe), $60,504

 

2014  National Geographic Foundation (#9544-14), Investigations at Las

         Cuevas: An Ancient Maya Pilgrimage Site?, $19,850

 

2014  Alphawood Foundation,Ancient Maya Cave Use from a Regional Perspective, (Co PI Jaime J. Awe) $140,000 (2014-2016)

 

2014  Committee on Research Faculty Grant, New Insights in Social        Science Through a Shared Wireless Eye Tracking Resource (Co-PI        with Rick Dale, Stephen Nicholson, Michael Spivey) $20,000

 

2013  University of California President's Faculty Research Fellowships in         the Humanities (2013-2014), Caves of the Ancient Maya, $25,000

 

2013  Center for Research in the Humanities and Arts, UC Merced,          Digital Archaeology at Las Cuevas, Belize: Web-based Archiving,     Data Management, Visualization and Dissemination, $2000

 

2013  University of California, Merced, World Cultures Graduate Group Faculty Research, Travel and/or Shared Equipment Grant Award, Ritual Life at Las Cuevas: Surface Excavations (includes dating), $4710

 

2013  Alphawood Foundation, LiDAR Survey of Western Belize (collaborative grant with Jaime J. Awe, Kathryn Brown, Arlen Chase, Diane Chase, Gyles Iannone, John Weishampel and Jason Yeager), $365,265

 

2012  Center for Research in the Humanities and Arts, UC Merced, Digital Archaeology at Las Cuevas, Belize: Web-based Archiving, Data Management, Visualization and Dissemination, $2000

 

2012  University of California, Merced, Graduate and Research Council, Travel and/or Shared Equipment Grant Award,Digital Archaeology at the Las Cuevas Archaeological Site-Scanning Small Artifacts, $2,058

 

2012  University of California Humanities Research Institute

Conference Development Grant, An Interdisciplinary Approach to Exploring the Human Experience and Conceptualization of Caves, $8,000

 

2011  Alphawood Foundation, Belize Cave Research Project-The Politics of Cave Use: Investigation of 16 Caves in North and Western Belize, (Co PI Jaime J. Awe) $120,000

 

2011  Hellman Fund, Sleeping Next to the Giant: 2nd Year Investigations of the Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize, $20,000

 

2011  Center for Research in the Humanities and Arts, UC Merced, Post-processing of the 2011 data from the Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance summer field season, $1875

 

2011  University of California, Merced, Graduate and Research Council Faculty Research Grant, Digital Archaeology at the Las Cuevas Site, $4996

 

2011  Center for Research in the Humanities and Arts, UC Merced, Conference Development Grant, An Interdisciplinary Approach to Exploring the Human Experience and Conceptualization of Caves, $12,000 with Teenie Matlock, Michael Spivey, Maurizio Forte, and Daniel Montello

 

2010  Alphawood Foundation, Sleeping Next to the Giant: Preliminary Investigations of the Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize, $33,020

 

2010  University of California, Merced Collaborative Research Grant, Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts, Caves and Cognition Workgroup Grant, with Teenie Matlock, Michael Spivey, Maurizio Forte, and Daniel Montello, $4,610

 

2010  University of California, Merced, Graduate and Research Council, Travel and/or Shared Equipment Grant Award, The Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance, $5,000

 

2010  University of California, Merced Chancellor's Grant, Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance $5,000

 

2010  University of California, Merced Collaborative Research Grant, Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts, Conference Development Grant, The Popol Vuh: Myth, Cosmology, and Religion of the Ancient and Modern Maya, with Ignacio López-Calvo and Gerardo Aldana, $9,920

 

2010  University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Renewing the World in 2012: An Interdisciplinary Program, Stage 1, with Dunya Ramicova, Ignacio López-Calvo, and Robert Oshner, $10,000

 

2010  Alphawood Foundation, Socio-Environmental Dynamics in the North Vaca Plateau, Belize: A Long-Term Perspective, Co-PI with Jaime Awe, $26,260

 

2006  Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI), Grant #07068, The Canoe in the Cave: A Foundational Shrine at Uxbenká? $8,375

 

2005   National Geographic Society, Identifying the Underworld: Linking Ancient Maya Ritual Caves to Surface Sites Using Speleothem Signatures, Co-PI with Henry Schwarcz (PI) and Jaime Awe, $15,000

 

2004  Grant from MURR for sourcing of speleothems in the Belize Valley

 

1998-2003NSF-sponsored IGERT Fellowship (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training), State University of New York at Buffalo $26,000 per year and miscellaneous expenses

 

2003  Cave Conservancy Foundation Graduate Fellowship $15,000

 

2003  NSF Dissertation Improvement Award #BCS0315303 The Ritual Use of Chechem Ha Cave, Belize: A Study of Changes in Ritual Practice Over Time Using GIS $12,000

 

2003  Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (FAMSI) Grant, #02086, Changes and Continuities in Ritual Practice at Chechem Ha Cave, Belize, $9,705

 

2002  Mark Diamond Research Grant, University at Buffalo $1,500

 

2002  Cave Research Foundation Grant $750

 

1999  Ann Adams Award for Mesoamerican Scholarship Research Grant,

Florida Atlantic University $500

 

1997  Ann Adams Award for Mesoamerican Scholarship Research Grant,

Florida Atlantic University $500

 

1994  Proctor and Gamble Award for Excellence in Preventative Dental Hygiene

 

1994  Presidential Achievement Award, Palm Beach Community College

 

RESEARCH AND FIELD EXPERIENCE___________________________

 

2017  Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance, 5th Year Investigations of the Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize, principal investigator

 

2016  Belize Cave Research Project: Ancient Maya Cave Use from a Regional Perspective: Human Remains in Caves, principal investigator

 

2015  Belize Cave Research Project: Continued Investigations of Caves in Northern and Western Belize, principal investigator

 

2014  Belize Cave Research Project: Continued Investigations of Caves in Northern and Western Belize, principal investigator

 

2014  Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance, 4th Year Investigations of the Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize, principal investigator

 

2013  Cave Use at Çatalhöyük: Archival Research, principal investigator

 

2013  Belize Cave Research Project-The Politics of Cave Use: Investigation of 16 Caves in North and Western Belize, principal investigator

 

2013  Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance, 3rd Year Investigations of the Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize, principal investigator

 

2012  Belize Cave Research Project-The Politics of Cave Use: Investigation of 16 Caves in North and Western Belize, principal investigator

 

2012  Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance, 2nd Year Investigations of the Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize, principal investigator

 

2011  Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance, Sleeping Next to the Giant: Preliminary Investigations of the Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize, principal investigator

 

2010  Cave investigations in the Macal Valley, Socio-Environmental Dynamics in the North Vaca Plateau, Belize: A Long-Term Perspective, co-principal investigator with Gyles Iannone and Jaime Awe

 

2010  Investigations of the Kayuko Mound Group, Toledo District, Belize, co-principal investigator with Keith Prufer, Uxbenkà Cave Project

 

2009  Investigations of the Kayuko Mound Group, Toledo District, Belize, co-principal investigator with Keith Prufer, Uxbenkà Cave Project

 

2007  Investigations of Kayuko Cave, Toledo District, Belize, salvage operation, co-principal investigator with Keith Prufer, Uxbenkà Cave Project

 

2007  Desert Archaeology, Honey Bee Archeological Project, Tucson, AZ, excavation crew

 

2006  William Self Associates, Survey and Data Recovery of the Cienega Preserve, Tucson, AZ, senior archaeologist

 

2006  Eco Plan Associates, Inc., I-10 survey for Arizona Department of

Transportation, Tucson, Arizona, field assistant

 

2006  Old Pueblo Archeology Center, Camp Bell Archaeological Project Public Research and Excavation Program, Tucson, AZ, instructor and field supervisor

 

2006  Uxbenkà Cave Survey, Toledo District, Belize, principal investigator

 

2006  Belize Valley Speleothem Project (BVSP), Cayo District, Belize, data collection, co-principal investigator with Drs. Henry Schwarcz and Jaime Awe

 

2005  Statistical Research Inc., Tucson, Meskal Wash Locus A, report preparation

 

2004  SAIC- Test Excavations, Las Vargus Ranch Project, Santa Barbara, CA, field crew

 

2004  Storrer Environmental Services, Unocal Point Conception/Cojo Point Well Removal Project, CA, archaeological monitoring

 

2004  Archaeological Investigations at Kyunglung, Western Tibet, survey and mapping, field director

 

2003  Western Belize Regional Cave Project- Chechem Ha Sub-Operation

         Chechem Ha Cave, Belize, excavations and sampling, supervisor

         http://www.famsi.org/reports/02086/index.html

 

2002  Western Belize Regional Cave Project- Chechem Ha Sub-Operation

         Chechem Ha Cave, Belize, excavations and sampling, supervisor

 

2001  Maya Research Program Cave Project, Blue Creek, Belize, mapping, investigations, co-investigator

 

2001  Archaeological Investigations at Piyang and Dungar, Western Tibet, excavations, field director

 

1999  Western Belize Regional Cave Project., Chechem Ha Cave, Belize, mapping, excavations, and in situ recording of artifacts, supervisor

 

1999  Khirbet Cana Archaeological Project, Khirbet Cana, Israel. mapping and excavations, supervisor, http://www.nexfind.com/cana

 

1998  Western Belize Regional Cave Project, mapping and excavations

Chechem Ha Cave, Belize, supervisor

 

1997  Western Belize Regional Cave Project. mapping and recording artifacts, Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize, supervisor

 

1996  Western Belize Regional Cave Project. Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize, survey and mapping, survey crew

 

1996  Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance. Baking Pot, Belize, excavation crew

 

1995  Gila Forks Archaeological Project Survey, Funded by National Parks Service to Michael Deal, Gila Wilderness, New Mexico, survey crew

 

1995  Assistant to Dr. Wm. J. Kennedy for BLM project Cultural Resource Class I Inventory for the Jupiter Inlet Tract, Palm Beach County Florida, report preparation

 

INVITED PAPERS_PRESENTED__________________________________

 

Moyes, Holley 2017. Caves of the Ancient Maya. Keynote speech for the Anthropology Club 5th Annual Spring Forum, California State University, Stanislaus.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2017. Mapping Caves: Telling the Story, High Tech Story Telling in Archaeology, Session sponsored by National Geographic and ESRI. Paper presented at the 82st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archeology, Vancouver, Canada

 

Ray, Erin and Holley Moyes 2017. The Archaeologists Role in Looting: Commodity Fetishism and the Tragedy of the Commons. Special session-Contested Caves: The Politics of Underground Places. Paper presented at the 82st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archeology, Vancouver, Canada

 

Moyes, Holley, 2017. Architecture in the Underworld: Ancient Maya Caves as Built Environments, 14th Annual Maya Symposium and Workshop: Monumental Landscapes, How the Maya Shaped their World. Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

 

Moyes, Holley, 2017. The Ancient Maya Collapse: A View from the Cave, Archaeology/Bioanthropology Lunch Talk Dept. of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2017. Pray for Rain: Ritual Life of the Ancient Maya in the Late Classic Period. Center for Research in the Humanities and Arts Symposium, University of California, Merced.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2016. Darkness and the Imagination, TEDx Vienna, Out There. http://www.tedxvienna.at/outthere/

 

Moyes, Holley, 2016. The Late Classic Drought Cult: Late Classic Cave Use Among the Ancient Maya, Paper presented at the Science Café, Merced, CA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2016. Sacred Landscapes in the Foundation and Maintenance of Maya Communities, Paper presented in the session Exploring the Cultural Diversity of Sacred Sites and Sacred Landscapes Around the World, World Archaeology Congress (WAC-8), Kyoto, Japan.

 

Moyes, Holley, Laura Kosakowsky, Erin Ray, and Jaime Awe, 2016, The Chronology of Ancient Maya Cave Use in Belize: Initial Results of the Belize Cave Research Project, Paper presented at the 14th Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, Laura Kosakowsky, Jaime Awe, Erin Ray and Shayna Hernandez, 2016, The Chronology of Ancient Maya Cave Use in Belize, Paper presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archeology, Orlando, FL.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2016, The Late Classic Drought Cult: Ancient Maya Cave Use on the Eve of Collapse. Paper presented at the 2016 February meeting of the National Speleological Society, Los Angeles Grotto, Cal Tech, Pomona.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2015, Pilgrimage and Social Solidarity on the Eve of the Maya Collapse. Paper presented at Shallow Pasts, Endless Horizons: Sustainability and Archaeology, The 48th Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Moyes, Holley, and Shane Montgomery, 2015, Finding Caves Using LiDAR: Yes and No (Mostly Yes). Paper presented at the 2015 Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, Shayna Hernandez, Lauren Phillips, and Shane Montgomery, 2015.  Little Finds Big Results: The Utility of Small Artifacts in the Spatial Analyses of Looted Sites. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology, 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2015. The Cave at Las Cuevas: A Ritual Journey. CSULA Mesoamerican Symposium: In the Realm of the Vision Serpent: Decipherments and Discoveries in Mesoamerica, California State University, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2015. Caves in Ancient Mesoamerica. Belize Tour Guides Association, San Ignacio, Belize

 

Moyes, Holley, 2015. The Ancient Maya Collapse: A View from the Cave. Belize Tour Guides Association, San Ignacio, Belize

 

Moyes, Holley, 2015. Drought Cult of the Belize Maya, Science Colloquium, Modesto Jr. College, Modesto, CA

 

Moyes, Holley, Shayna Hernandez, Lauren Phillips, and Shane Montgomery, 2014. Little Finds Big Results: The Utility of Small Artifacts in the Spatial Analyses of Looted Sites. Paper presented at Breaking Barriers, The 47th Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Ray, Erin and Holley Moyes, 2014. Ephemeral Rites: Understanding Ancient Maya Cave Ritual using Geochemical Signatures from Platform Surfaces at Las Cuevas. Paper presented at Breaking Barriers, The 48th Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Arksey, Marieka, Holley Moyes, Jamie Awe, Lauren Phillips, and Mark Robinson, 2014. Visualizing Ritual Pathways. Paper presented at Breaking Barriers, The 48th Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Moyes, Holley, Barbara Voorhies, Laura Kosakowsky, Mark Robinson, Marieka Arksey, Erin Ray, and Shayna Hernandez, 2014, The Cave at Las Cuevas. Paper presented at the 2014 Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2014, The Dark Side of Las Cuevas: A Ritual Journey, Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology 79th Annual Meetings, Austin, Texas.

 

Arksey, Marieka, Holley Moyes, and Mark Robinson, 2014, Ritual Pathways at Las Cuevas, Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology 79th Annual Meetings, Austin, Texas.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2014. Journey to the Underworld: Ritual Use of Caves Among the Ancient Maya. Presentation for the University Friends Circle, Merced, CA.

 

Harriet Phillips, Holley Moyes, Justine Issavi, and Nicholas Bourgeois, 2014, Mapping the Underworld: Cave Mapping at Las Cuevas Using GIS, Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology 79th Annual Meetings, Austin, Texas.

 

Erin Ray, Hector Neff, and Holley Moyes, 2014, Ritual Cave Use at Las Cuevas, Belize: Preliminary Results of Geochemical Analyses, Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology 79th Annual Meetings, Austin, Texas.

 

Arlen Chase, Diane Chase, Jaime Awe, John Weishampel, Gyles Iannone, Holley Moyes, Jason Yaeger and Kathryn Brown, 2014, Large-Scale Maya Regional Settlement and Intersite Analyses: Results from the 2013 North Central Belize LiDAR Survey, Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology 79th Annual Meetings, Austin, Texas.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2013, Sacramento Archaeological Society, Las Cuevas Archaeological Complex in Belize, Paper presented for California Archaeology Month, Maidu Museum, Roseville, CA.

 

Robinson, Mark, Holley Moyes, and Laura Kosakowsky, 2013, Excavations at Las Cuevas: Architecture, Landscape, Chronology, and Site Identity, Paper presented at the 2013 Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

 

Robinson, Mark, Holley Moyes, and Keith M. Prufer. 2013. Through the Cave: Ancient Maya Wood Choice in Creating Sacred Space. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology 78th Annual Meetings, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2013, Las Cuevas, A Journey Through the Underworld, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2013, The Classic Maya Collapse: A View from the Cave. Borowski Lecture for the Archaeological Institute of America, State College, Pennsylvania.

 

Kosakowsky, Laura, and Holley Moyes, 2012, Ceramics of Las Cuevas and the Chiquibul: At World’s End, Paper presented at the 2012 Belize Archaeology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2012. 2012 The Year of the Maya. Talk presented at the Rotary Club, Merced, California

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime Awe, 2012, The Role of Caves in the Development of Maya Social Complexity, Paper presented at the 77th  Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, TN.

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime Awe, 2012, Sacrifice of the Maize God: Recreating Creation in Actun Tunichil Muknal, Popol Vuh! Symposium, University of California, Merced.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2012, Ritual Cave Use among the Earliest Maya, Ritual Spaces and Places Conference Sponsored by The Wenner Gren Foundation and Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Galeazzi, Fabizio F. and Holley Moyes, 2012. 3D Documentation in Archaeology: Recording Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize, The Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) 2012 conference, Archaeological Computing Research Group in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton, Panel: Three-dimensional archaeology; recording, analysis and visualization Session Code: Rec2, Southampton, UK.

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime Awe, 2011, Climate Change and Ritual Response in Western Belize, 44th Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference: Climates of Change, The Shifting Environments of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2011, The Classic Maya Collapse: A View from the Cave. Doris Stone Lecture for the Archaeological Institute of America, St. Louis, MO.

 

Moyes, Holley and Mark Robinson, 2011, Sleeping Next to the Giant: Preliminary Results of Investigations at Las Cuevas. Paper presented at the 2011 Belize Archaeology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2011, The Oldest Ritual Caves in the Maya Lowlands, Paper presented at the 76th  Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento, CA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2011, The Dark Side of Archaeology: Sacred Caves of Ancient Mesoamerica. Doris Stone Lecture for the Archaeological Institute of America, Orlando, FL, Atlanta, GA and Richmond, VA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2011, The Canoe in the Cave: A Foundational Shrine Complex in Southern Belize. Doris Stone Lecture for the Archaeological Institute of America, St. Louis, MO.

 

Moyes, Holley, Keith Prufer, and Mark Robinson, 2010, New Findings from the Kayuko Mound Group: A Mountain Shrine Complex, Paper presented at the 2010 Belize Archaeology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley and Keith Prufer, 2010, The Kayuko Mound Group: A Mountain Shrine Complex, Paper presented at the 75th  Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, MO.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2010, Discussant, A Darker Discipline: Expanding the Frontiers of World Cave Archaeology, 75th  Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, MO.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2009, The Ritual Caves of Mesoamerica, Dona Ana Archaeological Society, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2009, Archaeology in the Underworld: Ritual Caves of Mesoamerica, New Mexico State University Museum Public Lecture Series, Las Cruces, New Mexico

 

Moyes, Holley, 2009, Cosmology of Ancient Mesoamerica, National Park Service, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, New Mexico.

 

Iannone, Gyles, Holley Moyes, Jaime Awe, George Brook, James Webster, and James Conolly, 2009, Socio-Environmental Dynamics in the North Vaca Plateau, Belize: A Long Term Perspective, 2009 Belize Archaeology Symposium, Belize City, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, Jaime Awe, George Brook, and James Webster, 2009, Ritual and the Environment: Evidence for a Late Classic Drought Cult in Western Belize. Paper presented at the 74rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2009, The Subterranean Discipline: Cave Archaeology in the 21st Century, discussant,74rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2008, New Insights on the Canoe in the Cave. Archaeological Association of South Central Kansas, Wichita, KS.

 

Moyes, Holley and Keith M. Prufer, 2008, Kayuko Naj Tunich: The Foundational Cave at Uxbenká. Paper presented at the 2008 Belize Archaeology Symposium, Belize City, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2008, The Dark Side of Archaeology: Investigating Ancient Maya Ritual Caves, Key Note Speech, Lambda Alpha 10th Annual Student Symposium, Wichita, KS.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2008, Cave Ritual A Path to Power Among the Early Middle Preclassic Maya(?), Ritual Places and Spaces Symposium, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

 

Moyes, Holley, Keith Prufer, and Mark Aldenderfer, 2008, Kayuko Naj Tunich: A Foundational Shrine in Southern Belize, Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2007, Art Styles and Archaeology of Ancient Mexico, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2007, Collapse in the Cave: Ritual Response to Climatic Stress, Lecture Series for the Dept. of Anthropology, Wichita State University, KS.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2007,Sacred Caves of Mesoamerica, Archaeological Association of South Central Kansas, Wichita, KS.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2007, The Ancient Maya Drought Cult: Late Classic Cave Use in Belize. Paper presented for the Dept. of Anthropology Lecture Series, University of Arizona, Tucson.

 

Moyes, Holley, Keith Prufer and Bethany Myers, 2007, The Canoe in the Cave?: A Case for a Burial Shrine in Southern Belize, Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas.

 

Schwarcz, Henry, Holley Moyes, and Jaime Awe, 2007, Identifying the Underworld: Tracing Excavated Speleothems from Maya Sites to their Caves of Origin, Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2006, Belize Underground: Recent Findings from Research in Ancient Maya Cave Sites, 10th Annual Meeting of the United Kingdom Belize Association (UKBA), Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2006, The Ancient Maya Drought Cult: Late Classic Cave Use in Belize. Poster presented at the 2006 IGERT Board Meeting, University at Buffalo, NY.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2006, Cave Ritual as a Political Resource in the Consolidation of Power among the Ancient Maya. Paper presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

Voorhies, Barbara, Holley Moyes and Douglas Kennett, 2006, The Rock Shelters of Cerro Bernal and their Prehistoric Use. Paper presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2006, The Ancient Maya Drought Cult: Late Classic Cave Use in Belize. Paper presented at the 2006 Belize Symposium, Belize City, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2006, Ancient Maya Caves: Myth, Fact, and Theory. Lecture presented for tour guides, Ian Anderson’s Jungle Lodge, Belize, CA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2006, Charcoal as a Proxy for Use-Intensity in Ancient Maya Cave Ritual, Religion in the Material World Symposium. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Visiting Scholar Conference, "Religion in the Material World: A Conference on the Archaeology of Religion," Carbondale, IL

 

Moyes, Holley, 2005, The Archaeology of Chechem Ha Cave: Profane Results from a Sacred Site. Paper presented at the 2005 Belize Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize

 

Moyes, Holley,2005, Dancing Out of the Underworld: Insights on Local Settlement from Inside Chechem Ha Cave, Belize. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2005, Rain Gods and Earth Deities: Why Caves are Important Ritual Spaces in Mesoamerica. Public lecture presented at the Santa Barbara County Archaeological Society.

 

Moyes, Holley and James Brady, 2004, Caves as Sacred Space in Mesoamerica, Society for American Archaeology 69th Annual Meetings, Montreal, Canada.

 

Craig, Nathan, Mark Aldenderfer, and Holley Moyes, 2004, Rapid Piece Plotting of Small Artifact Distributions in Domestic and Ritual Activity Areas Using GIS. Society for American Archaeology 69th Annual Meetings, Montreal, Canada.

 

Griffith, Cameron, Reiko Ishihara, Lauren Lippiello, and Holley Moyes, 2004, From Dawn 'Til Sunset: History of the BVAR/WBRCP Archaeological Investigations in the Macal River Valley. Society for American Archaeology 69t Annual Meetings, Montreal, Canada.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2003, Ancient Maya Cave Sites: Previous Research and Future Directions. Paper presented at the University at Reading, UK.

 

Moyes, Holley,2003, Preliminary Analysis of Micromorphology Samples from Chechem Ha Cave, Belize. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Milwaukee, WI.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2003, The Use of Space at Actun Tunichil Muknal: A Global Perspective, California State University, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Moyes Holley,2002, The Ritual Use of Stone at Chechem Ha Cave. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Denver, CO.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2002, The Function and Meaning of Caves in Mesoamerica.University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2002, Back to the Future: Archaeology, Technology and You. Workshop conducted at the Department of Anthropology, Oberlin College, Ohio.

 

Moyes, Holley,2001, The Sweatbath in the Cave: A Modified Passage In Chechem Ha Cave, Belize. Society for American Archaeology 66th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2001, GIS and Archaeology: A Case Study of an Ancient Maya Cave Site. Paper presented at the IGERT Colloquium, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2001, The Sweatbath the Cave. Paper presented to the Graduate Student Association, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2001, Digital Mapping and Recording of Cave Sites Using GIS. Paper presented at the IGERT Board Meeting, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2001, Ritual Cave Use in Mesoamerica: An Overview. Paper presented at the Maya Research Program, Blue Creek, Belize.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2000, Into the Underworld: Function and Meaning of Caves in Mesoamerica. Paper presented at the School of Art, Design and Art History, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2000, Ritual Pathways in the Underworld. Paper presented at the Department of Anthropology, California State University at Los Angeles, Alhambra, CA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 2000, Actun Tunichil Muknal: Discovery of a Speleological Expedition in Western Belize. Public lecture at the California Grotto of the National Speleological Society, Pasadena, CA.

 

Moyes, Holley,2000, Creation at the Center: A Contextual Analysis of Artifacts from The Main Chamber of Actun Tunichil Muknal. Belize, 5th Annual European Maya Conference, Bonn, Germany.

 

Moyes, Holley and Sherry Gibbs, 2000, Sacrifice in The Underworld: The Human Remains from Actun Tunichil Muknal, An Ancient Maya Cave Site in Western Belize. 99th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Moyes, Holley, 1999, The Cave as a Cosmogram: Function and Meaning of Maya Speleothem Use. 4th Annual European Maya Conference, Bonn, Germany.

 

Moyes Holley,1999, Cultural Constructs and the Binding of Space: Ritual Pathways at Actun Tunichil Muknal. Society for American Archaeology 64th Annual Meeting.

 

Moyes, Holley and Jaime Awe, 1998, Spatial Analysis of Artifacts in the Main Chamber of Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize: Preliminary Results. Society for American Archaeology 63rd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

 

Moyes Holley,1997, Human Sacrifice in Mesoamerica: Reinforcement of Elite Hegemony, Florida Anthropological Society Annual Meeting, Graves Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION________________________________

 

2014  Symposium Organizer, “The Light and Dark Sides of Las Cuevas, a Late Classic Maya Site in Belize, Central America” for the Society for American Archaeology 79th Annual Meetings, Austin, Texas.

 

2012  Caves and Cognition Symposium-Exploring the Cave Experience from Multidisciplinary Perspectives, University of California, Merced.

 

2012  Symposium organizer, Popol Vuh!, A Symposium Celebrating the Ancient Maya Creation Myth in Literature, Iconography, Epigraphy, Ethnohistory and Archaeology

 

2004  Symposium organizer, “Journeys into the Darkness: A Cross-Cultural Perspective of Caves as Sacred Spaces” for the Society for American Archaeology 69th Annual Meetings, Montreal, Canada.  Participants include researchers working in the Australia, East Timor, Europe, Israel, Malaysia, Mesoamerica, Tibet, and the United States.

 

2002  Coordinator of the 12th Annual Conference in Archaeometry, University at Buffalo.

 

2001  Coordinator of the 13th Annual Conference in Archaeometry, University at Buffalo.

 

REFEREED ARTICLES AND GRANTS __________________________

 

Current Anthropology, Journal of Archeological Science, Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, Latin American Antiquity, National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation, Waitts Foundation

 

STUDENTS ADVISED_________________________________________

 

Wichita State University- Jeremy Cleek (MA Committee Member, graduated 2008), Amber Schrag (MA Committee Member, Graduated 2008)

University of California- Marieka Arksey (Ph.D. Advisor), Nicholas Bourgeois (MA Advisor), Lilly Buckley (MA Advisor), Pedro Carvajal (MA Advisor, Graudated 2016), Shaina Molano (Ph.D. Committee Member), Scott Nicolay (Ph.D. Advisor), Sven Sultzmann (Ph.D. Advisor), Anna Shurlick (Ph.D. Advisor), Shadab Tabatabaeian (Ph.D. Advisor), Erin Ray (MA Advisor), Patrick Wilkinson, (Ph.D. Committee Member)

         Chistine Clarkson (MA Committee Member, Graduated 2014)

Fabrizio Galeazi (Ph.D. Committee Member, Graduated 2014)

Justine Issavi (MA Committee Member, Graduated 2012)