Leslie Perkins

Lecturer - Archaeology

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California Riverside (in progress)
M.A. Anthropology, University of California Riverside
B.A. Anthropology & Sociology, Cal Poly Humboldt


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Email:lrp19( at )humboldt.edu


My research is focused on mobility and migration patterns of the ancient Maya who resided at the site of Xcaret, Quintana Roo, Mexico during the Postclassic Period (1000-1500 CE). My methodology includes stable isotope analysis of Strontium and Oxygen signatures in the skeletal population of Xcaret to better understand if individuals were long time residents, or perhaps migrated to the site later in life. After completing my dissertation, I plan to continue investigating patterns of migration and mobility at other sites throughout the Maya cultural region.

  • Migration and Mobility
  • Stable Isotopes
  • Mortuary Patterns
  • Identity


  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Mesoamerican Archaeology
Leslie Perkins