Jessica Anne MacLellan

  • Assistant Professor

Jessica MacLellan (Ph.D. 2019, University of Arizona) is a Mesoamerican archaeologist interested in household archaeology, ritual, and the development of complex societies. Her research is focused on the role of domestic ritual in early Maya society at Ceibal, Guatemala. Dr. MacLellan has overseen extensive fieldwork and artifact analyses as part of the Ceibal-Petexbatun Archaeological Project. She is also interested in public outreach, Maya ceramics, and the transition to sedentism in Mesoamerica.

Courses

Fall 2019: ANTH 0536 Mesoamerica Before Cortez

Fall 2019: ANTH 1750 Undergraduate Seminar: Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

Spring 2020: ANTH 0582 Introduction to Archaeology

Spring 2020: ANTH 1543/2533 Ancient States in the New World

 

Publications

In press. MacLellan, J. Preclassic Maya Caches in Residential Contexts: Variation and Transformation in Deposition Processes at Ceibal, Guatemala. Antiquity.

2019. MacLellan, J. Preclassic Maya Houses and Rituals: Excavations at the Karinel Group, Ceibal. Latin American Antiquity 30(2)415-421. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/laq.2019.15

2017. Aoyama, K., T. Inomata, D. Triadan, F. Pinzón, J.M. Palomo, J. MacLellan, and A. Sharpe. "Early Maya Ritual Practices and Craft Production: Late Middle Preclassic Ritual Deposits Containing Obsidian Artifacts at Ceibal, Guatemala." Journal of Field Archaeology 42(5):408-422.URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00934690.2017.1355769

2017. Triadan, D., V. Castillo, T. Inomata, J.M. Palomo, M.B. Méndez, M. Cortave, J. MacLellan, M. Burham, and E. Ponciano. "Power and Social Relations in a Middle Preclassic Community: Elite Residential Complexes at Ceibal." Ancient Mesoamerica 28(1):233-264. URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956536117000074

2017. Inomata, T., D. Triadan, J. MacLellan, M. Burham, K. Aoyama, J.M. Palomo, H. Yonenobu, F. Pinzón, and H. Nasu. "Political Collapse and Dynastic Origins in the Maya Lowlands: High-Precision Radiocarbon Dating at Ceibal, Guatemala." PNAS 114(6):1293-1298. URL: http://www.pnas.org/content/114/6/1293

2016. MacLellan, J. "Trowels and Tribulations: Lessons Learned During Five Years of Fieldwork in Guatemala." Notes from the Field. Arizona Anthropologist 27:62-68. URL: http://https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/arizanthro/issue/view/1458

2015. Inomata, T., J. MacLellan, and M. Burham. "The Construction of Public and Domestic Spheres in the Preclassic Maya Lowlands." American Anthropologist 117(3):519-534. URL: http://http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aman.12285/full

2015. Inomata, T., J. MacLellan, D. Triadan, J. Munson, M. Burham, K. Aoyama, H. Nasu, F. Pinzón, and H. Yonenobu. "The Development of Sedentary Communities in the Maya Lowlands: Co-Existing Mobile Groups and Public Ceremonies at Ceibal, Guatemala." PNAS 112(14):4268-4273. URL: http://http://www.pnas.org/content/112/14/4268

2015. MacLellan, J. "Ceibal." In Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya, edited by Walter R. T. Witschey, pp. 67-68. Rowman & Littlefield.

2014. Burham, M., and J. MacLellan. "Thinking Outside the Plaza: Ritual Practices in Preclassic Maya Residential Groups at Ceibal, Guatemala." Antiquity 88(340): http://journal.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/burham340

Proceedings of the Guatemalan Archaeology Symposia:

2016. MacLellan, J., M.A. Cordero, and E. Mejía. "Vida diaria y ritual al principio de la civilización maya: Investigaciones en el Grupo Karinel, Ceibal." In XXVIIII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2015, Vol. 1, edited by B. Arroyo, pp. 251-261. Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Instituto de Antropología e Historia, and Asociación Tikal, Guatemala City.

2015. Pinzón, F., J. MacLellan, M. Burham, T. Inomata, D. Triadan, and D. Bazy. "Proyecto Arqueológico Ceibal-Petexbatún, una vista general de nueve años de investigaciones." In XXVIII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2014, Vol. 1, edited by B. Arroyo, pp. 199-208. Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Instituto de Antropología e Historia, and Asociación Tikal, Guatemala City.

2014. MacLellan, J. "Espacios y Rituales Domésticos del Periodo Preclásico en Ceibal." In XXVII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2013, Vol. 2, edited by B. Arroyo, pp. 725-732. Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Instituto de Antropología e Historia, and Asociación Tikal, Guatemala City.

2013. MacLellan, J., and M. Burham. "Práctica Ceremonial y Doméstica en la Periferia de Ceibal." In XXVI Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2012, Vol. 2, edited by B. Arroyo, pp. 961-976. Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Instituto de Antropología e Historia, and Asociación Tikal, Guatemala City.