Dr. Jaime Awe

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Dr. Jaime Awe is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University, as well as Emeritus member of the Belize Institute of Archaeology, where he served as Director from 2003 to 2014.

Between 1990 and 2000, he taught in the Anthropology Departments of Trent University in Ontario, Canada, then at the Universities of New Hampshire and Montana. He received his Ph.D. from the University of London, England. During his extensive career in archaeology, Awe has conducted important research and conservation work at most of the major sites in Belize (including Altun Ha, Baking Pot, Cahal Pech, Caracol, Cerros, Lamanai, Lubaantun, and Xunantunich, and Actun Tunichil Muknal, Chechem Ha, and Barton Creek Caves).

He has also published numerous articles in various books, journals, and magazines, and his research has been featured in several national and international television documentaries.