Rissa M. Trachman, PhD

Elon University

About Dr. Trachman

Dr. Rissa Trachman is Professor of Anthropology at Elon University, Elon, North Carolina. She specializes in Maya archaeology and has been conducting archaeology field work in Belize since 1997. She has been co-organizing field schools in Belize with the University of Texas since 2001, and began leading a field school through Elon in summer 2009. She is currently conducting field research at the site of Dos Hombres in Belize, the project in which field school students will be participating. Her research interests also include topics such as household archaeology, ancient social organization, lithic technology, archaeometry, socioeconomic organization, gender and archaeology, ancient childhood, and ancient water management.


Elon President's Report including Dr. Trachman's Work


2019 Excavation at Dos Hombres, Structure A-7


Dr. Trachman conducting field work in 2001

2010 Canal Excavation

2010 Canal Excavation