Gavin r. Davies, msc, rpa



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GAVIN R. DAVIES, MSc, RPA

PhD Student, Department of Anthropology

University of Kentucky

50 Judy Ann Court, Winchester, Kentucky 40391

Mobile Phone: 859 777 2000, E-mail: grdavies3@gmail.com

Education


2009- University of Kentucky

PhD in Anthropological Archaeology. Research: The Classic to Postclassic Transition in the Maya Highlands. Advisor: Dr. Scott R. Hutson

2006-7 University of Edinburgh

MSc. in European Archaeology. Dissertation: Bronze Razors of Prehistoric Scotland. Advisors: Dr. Dennis Harding /Dr. Trevor Cowie

2001-2 University of Oxford

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Archaeology. Advisor: Dr. Gill Hey

1996-9 University of Liverpool

BA Hons in Archaeology. Dissertation: Could Olmec Influence at Teotihuacan and Tikal have pre-conditioned their later alliance. Advisor: Dr. Joan J. Taylor


Teaching Experience

2016 Teaching Assistant, Native North America, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Kentucky

2015 Field Instructor for archaeology students from the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

2012 Teaching Assistant, Origins of New World Civilizations [Online], Dept. of Anthropology, University of Kentucky

2012 Instructor, Introduction to Latin America, Dept. of International Studies, University of Kentucky

2011 Instructor, Introduction to Latin America, Dept. of International Studies, University of Kentucky

2011 Instructor, Origins of Old World Civilizations, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Kentucky

2010 Instructor, Origins of Old World Civilizations, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Kentucky

2009 Teaching Assistant, Origins of New World Civilizations, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Kentucky
Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Positions

2012-2015 Staff Archaeologist, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky

2008-2009 Grants Assistant, Heritage Lottery Fund, Edinburgh, Scotland

2008 Curatorial Officer, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), Edinburgh, Scotland

2006-2008 Archaeologist, AOC Archaeology Group, Edinburgh, Scotland

2003-2006 Field Supervisor, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky


Research Positions

2015-Now Project Director, Proyecto Arqueologico Lago de Atitlan (PALA), Solola, Guatemala.

2010 Field Supervisor, Uci to Cansahcab Regional Integration Project (UCRIP), Yucatan, Mexico.
Grants Received

2016 Latin American Studies Travel Grant, University of Kentucky

2015 Legacy Fund Career Development Award, University of Kentucky

2014 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation

2013 O’ Dear Award, University of Kentucky

2011 Exploration Fund Grant, The Explorer’s Club [Declined]

2011 Lewis and Clark Expedition Fund, The American Philosophical Society [Declined]

2011 O’ Dear Award, University of Kentucky

2011 Susan Abbott Jamieson Award, University of Kentucky

2011 Latin American Studies Travel Grant, University of Kentucky

2010 Latin American Studies Travel Grant, University of Kentucky
Publications

Davies, Gavin R.

2016 Laying the Foundations for Collaboration in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. American Anthropological Association Ethics Blog. Available online at http://ethics.americananthro.org.

Davies, Gavin R. and Maria de Los Angeles Corado M.

2016 El Crecimiento de Chuitinamit y la Transicion Clasico a Postclasico en la Cuenca de Atitlan,

Solola. Proceedings del XXIV Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2015.

Hutson, Scott R. and Gavin R. Davies

2015 How Material Culture Acted on the Ancient Maya of Yucatan, Mexico. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, Vol. 26, pp. 10–26.


Conference Presentations

Davies, Gavin and Maria de los Angeles Corado

2016 Tradiciones y Transformaciones dentro el Territorio Tzutujil entre el Preclasico y Postclasico Tardio. Paper presented at XXX Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2015.

Davies, Gavin

2016 Traditions and Transformations in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, 500 BC – 1500 AD. Paper presented at the SAA 81st Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

Davies, Gavin

2016 Traditions and Transformations in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, 500 BC – 1500 AD. Paper presented at the University of Kentucky Archaeology Roundtable.

Davies, Gavin

2015 Rastros de los Primeros Tz’utujiles de San Pedro La Laguna y San Juan La Laguna. Paper

presented at Investigaciones Arqueologicas en la Orilla Oeste, Lago de Atitlan, 2015, San Pedro Y San Juan La Laguna, Solola.

Davies, Gavin

2014 Power in the Periphery: The Classic to Postclassic Transition in the Lake Atitlan Basin, Guatemala.. Paper presented at Midwest Mesoamerican Meetings 2014, Dekalb, Illinois.

Davies, Gavin

2012 Recovering Maya Agency and Cosmology from Colonial Civic Plans. Paper presented at ASE Meeting, Springfield, Misourri.

Davies, Gavin and Marion Popenoe de Hatch

2012 Backwater or Crossroads? Political and Economic Relations in the Western Lake Atitlan Basin, Guatemala. Paper presented at the SAA 77th Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee.

Davies, Gavin

2012 Environmental Variability, Risk Management and Conflict in the Postclassic Maya Highlands. Paper presented at the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference, 2012, Lexington, Kentucky.

Davies, Gavin

2011 The Bird House, Maize Flower and Hummingbird: Socio-political Evolution and Place-making in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Paper presented at the University of Kentucky Archaeology Roundtable.

Hutson, Scott R., Gavin Davies and Will Van Essendelft

2011 Migrants or Misers? Investigating function, duration and prosperity along the Uci to Cansahcab Causeway, Yucatan, Mexico. Paper presented at the SAA 76th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California.



Co-authored Presentations

Hutson, Scott R., Gavin Davies, Willem Van Essendelft, Camille Westmont

2012 Megalithic Materialities in the Northern Maya Lowlands. Paper presented by Dr. Scott R. Hutson at the SAA 77th Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee

Hutson, Scott R., Gavin Davies and Will Van Essendelft

2011 Migrants or Misers? Investigating function, duration and prosperity along the Uci to Cansahcab causeway, Yucatan, Mexico. Paper presented at the SAA 76th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California.
Cultural Resource Management Reports

Davies, Gavin

2014 National Register of Historic Places Evaluation of Site 15Oh327, Within the Proposed Ken Coal Mine (Permit Application Number 892-0118, NW) in Ohio County, Kentucky.

2013 National Register Evaluation of Site 15Jf834 in the Floyds Fork Greenway Project 4 in Jefferson County, Kentucky (Item No. 5-393.00).

2013 An Archaeological survey of the proposed Hardinsburg Contract 5 (Change Order 2) Water Lines in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.

2013 An Archaeological Survey of a Corps Permit Area for the Proposed U.S. 460 Curve Reconstruction Near Winwright Station in Pike County, Kentucky (Item No. 12-8631.00)

2013 An Archaeological Survey of a Reroute to the Mercer County Industrial Park - Van Arsdell 69 kV Transmission Line (Re-route) Mercer County, Kentucky.

2013 An Archaeological Survey of the Proposed Healthfirst Bluegrass Facility on Southland Drive in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

2013 A Cultural Resource Survey of a Proposed Borrow Area for the Widening of U.S. 31W in Simpson County, Kentucky (Item Number 3-8.3).

2013 A Cultural Resource Survey of a Proposed Borrow Area for the KY 163 Realignment in Metcalfe County, Kentucky (Item Number 03-276.50).

2012 A Cultural Resource Survey of the Proposed Ewing Branch Bridge Replacement in Clinton County, Kentucky.

2012 An Archaeological Survey of the Proposed Replacement of the KY 152 Kennnedy Bridge Over Herrington Lake in Mercer and Garrard Counties, Kentucky (Item Number 7-1116.00)

2012 An Archaeological Survey of the Proposed New Circle Road (KY 4) Rehabilitation and Widening from the Versailles Road Interchange to Near the Georgetown Road Interchange in Fayette County, Kentucky (Item No. 7-113.00)

2010 Proyecto Arqueológico Sacbé de Ucí/Cansahcab (PASUC). Tercera temporada de campo. Informe Técnico Anual al Consejo de Arqueología del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Diciembre 2010. [contributor with Scott R. Hutson as primary author].

2009 Proyecto Arqueológico Sacbé de Ucí (PASU), Segunda temporada de campo. Informe Técnico Anual al Consejo de Arqueología del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. [contributor with Scott R. Hutson as primary author].
Travel and Work Abroad

2016 Ceramic analysis for Proyecto Arqueologico Lago de Atitlan (3 months)

2015 Archaeological investigations and laboratory analysis for Proyecto Arqueologico Lago de Atitlan

(8 months).

2011 Archaeological reconnaissance in the Lake Atitlan area (1 month) and ceramic analysis (1 month).

2010 Archaeological investigations at Uci and Dzilam Gonzalez (2 months)

2000 Travel in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico - including 1 month Spanish immersion class in San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala (6 months).

1998 Travel in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico including Spanish classes in Antigua and San Pedro, Guatemala (3 months).


Professional Memberships

  • Registered Professional Archaeologist

  • Associate of Universidad del Valle, Guatemala

  • Member of Guatemala Scholars Network (GSN)

  • Member of Society for American Archaeology (SAA)


Computing Skills

  • Mapping - ArcGIS, AutoCAD and Surfer

  • Digital imaging - Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Presentation - Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Database development- Microsoft Excel and Access

  • Statistics – SAS, SPSS


Language Skills

  • Spanish – Intermediate proficiency (reading, writing, speaking)

  • French – Beginner/Intermediate proficiency (reading, speaking)


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