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Dr Mark Robinson

Research Fellow


I have been involved in research in Belize since 2004 on projects that range from the submerged saltworks of the coastal lagoons, to monumental architecture, to the ritual caves of the mountains. My research has particularly focused on human-environment interactions, including wood and charcoal identification to understand resource exploitation and anthropogenic impacts on the forest. 

Since 2015 my primary research has been in the southern Brazilian highlands with the proto southern-Je. The interdisciplinary research is exploring social structure through funerary monuments as well as the dependent relatonships amongst climate, vegetation, and humans.