Publications & Research

Newsletter, Research Projects, and Publications



Make sur to download our latest Newsletter (Winter 2014)

Previous Newsletters: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006


Research Projects


Archaeology Projects

Marilyn A. Masson: The Economic Foundations of Mayapán, Yucatan

Verónica Pérez Rodríguez: The Cerro Jazmin Archaeological Project

Robert M. Rosenswig: San Estevan Archeological Project

Soconusco Archaeological Project

Belize Archaic Project


Ethnographic Projects

Robert M. Carmack: Central American ethnology and teaching projects

George Aaron Broadwell: Day of Triqui Culture in the Capital District (more information on our Events page)

Louise Burkhart: Pictographic catechisms from colonial Nahua Mexico


Linguistic Project

John Justeson: Co-Director: Project for the Documentation of the Languages of Mesoamerica

Project Papers for Download



The publication of scholarly books on Mesoamerica is one of the major activities of the Institute.  IMS publishes two series of scholarly books on Mesoamerica: IMS Monographs and Studies on Culture and Society.  Our books are edited and produced in-house, printed and bound at a commercial press. IMS also periodically publishes Occasional Publications and Papers. These are usually project or site reports that are produced in-house as well. The only difference is that authors submitting occasional publications and papers are responsible for their own editing, design, and layout.

Institute for Mesoamerican Studies Monograph Series

Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, Studies on Culture and Society

IMS Occasional Publications Series

Textbook: The Legacy of Mesoamerica


Have IMS Publish a Book or Manuscript: Procedures for Publication

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for publication consideration, please follow these links for procedural requirements:


Out-of-Print Publications

IMS has made available all of our out-of-print titles for on-demand purchase.  These books are copied as they are requested, and can be either bound or unbound. 

*Note about availability and ordering*

You can order our books, except the Legacy of Mesoamerica, through University of Colorado Press, or through us at IMS.   Most other books, including current publications, can also be ordered through  Please keep in mind that if lists a book as out of print, it is still likely available through IMS. Contact us for availability if you have trouble finding a title you want. If you have questions about ordering, please feel free to contact us.