Alexandre Tokovinine

Research Associate, Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program; Field Director, Santander 3D Scanning Project; Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Alexandre Tokovinine is a Maya epigrapher and archaeologist. He participated in several archaeological projects in Guatemala including the Holmul Archaeological Project and Proyecto Arqueológico de Investigación y Rescate Naranjo. Alexandre’s doctoral research centered on Classic Maya place names and was supported by the Junior Fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks. His other research projects include 3D documentation of Classic Maya sculpture. He teaches Harvard courses on Mesoamerican writing systems, Maya archaeology, archaeological illustration, and contributes annually to the Archaeology Fair at the Peabody Museum.

B. A.  (2000) History, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Ph.D. (2008) Anthropology, Harvard University

Selected Publications

Place and Identity in Classic Maya Narratives, (2013)
Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks, co-editor, 13 essays (CAA Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award of 2013).
Veiled Brightness: A History of Ancient Maya Color, co-author (2009)