Morgan Marx

M.A. Anthropology, University at Albany - SUNY [In Progress]
B.A. Liberal Arts (Anthropology & English), University of Alaska Southeast, 2012


Research Interests:
Household Archaeology; Mesoamerican Figurine Production and Use; Archaeology of Childhood; Northwest Coast Archaeology.

Area of Study / Field site:

Academic Advisor & Subfield:
Dr. Robert Rosenswig; Archaeology

Institute for Mesoamerican Studies Profile

My research currently focuses primarily on Formative period Mesoamerica, with an emphasis on figurines in the Soconusco region of Chiapas. My Masters thesis utilizes Formative-era figurines primarily from Cuahtemoc to quantitatively analyze the anthropometric similarities between representational depictions of individuals (as figurines) and real-world human populations to determine if similarties in body proportions exist---helping to determine the sex and/or age of ambiguous or indeterminate figurines. Most recently, I have participated in a survey field season in the Soconusco, and contributed to the Soconusco Archaeological Database (SOCAD) in San Cristobal.