After a journey that began around 8am in the cool mountains of Jesus de Otoro and ended around 1am in a humid NYC cab, I have returned from Honduras. Though I was only able to participate for the first two weeks of the project due to our impending move into a newly purchased apartment (squee!), I had an amazing time and was heartily sorry to go. I already miss everyone and am deeply bummed not to be out at the site excavating with them this morning (though, a soft, bug-free bed and being able to flush my toilet paper are nice compensations).
While I was away, I got some great news. My latest piece of archaeological research has finally been published! The article, published under my maiden name (Miranda Stockett), and titled Sites of Memory in the Making: Political Strategizing in the Construction and Deconstruction of Place in Late to Terminal Classic Southeastern Mesoamerica (how’s THAT for a mouthful), is now out from the journal Ancient Mesoamerica. The link is to the journal’s abstract page. If you are interested in reading the entire article, please contact me via email (contact info is listed under Miranda’s Bio).
In any case, today is a ‘getting my ducks back in a row’ day. First on the agenda: a reliably hot shower with water I don’t have to be careful not to swallow!
Adios, Honduras — see you next summer!