Peter Mathews (archaeologist)
He was a professor at the University of Calgary, and is Co Director of the Naachtun Archaeology Project. Between 1979 and 1986 he taught in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. He was a professor of Archaeology and Maya Hieroglyphs at La Trobe University until his retirement at the end of 2011. He continued to lecture at the university throughout 2012, until his end of tenure in 2013.
He graduated with a B.A. in 1975 from the University of Calgary where he studied with David H. Kelley, and Yale University with a MPhil, and PhD, where he studied with Michael D. Coe. During his time at Yale he was a MacArthur Fellow, at the age of 33.
- 1984 MacArthur Fellows Program
- 2002 Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities in Australia
- Mathews, Peter (n.d.). "Site Names and Codes". Who's Who in the Classic Maya World. Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.
- Mathews, Peter (1991). "Classic Maya emblem glyphs". In T. Patrick Culvert (ed.). Classic Maya Political History: Hieroglyphic and Archaeological Evidence. School of American Research Advanced Seminars. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 19–29. ISBN 0-521-39210-1.
- Schele, Linda; Peter Mathews (1998). The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs. New York: Scribner. ISBN 0-684-80106-X. OCLC 37819972.
- Mathews, Peter; Gordon R. Willey (1991). "Prehistoric polities of the Pasion region: hieroglyphic texts and their archaeological settings". In T. Patrick Culbert (ed.). Classic Maya Political History: Hieroglyphic and Archaeological Evidence. School of American Research advanced seminar series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 30–71. ISBN 0-521-39210-1. OCLC 20931118.
- Mathews, Peter (2005). ""Casper II": Complete List of Text References". Who's Who in the Classic Maya World. Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI). Retrieved 2009-09-06.
- "MAYA HIEROGLYPH DICTIONARY", FAMSI
- ARC3AZT, 2012, LaTrobe University Subject Database
- "Archeology Team Missing in Mexico Jungle", The New York Times, SAM DILLON, 1 July 1997
- "A Run for Their Lives", Archeology, Anglea M.H. Schuster, Volume 50 Number 5, September/October 1997
- "Archeologists Safe After Jungle Attack", The Los Angeles Times, THOMAS H. MAUGH II, 1 July 1997
- "Ordeal in Chiapas: Archaeologists Survive Attack During Attempt to Rescue Maya Altar from Looters", SAA Journal, John W. Hoopes, 15-4
- "Doyenne of Mayanists", Archeology, Tom Gidwitz, Volume 55 Number 3, May/June 2002
- "Time Line of Decipherment", NOVA: Cracking the Code
- "My Maya Crash Course", The New York Times, JOHN NOBLE WILFORD, 16 May 2006
- "Stones, Bones, Tribes & Scribes", Department of Anthropology, Cleveland State University, Fall 2004, Barbara Grale, Editor
He leads tours for Far Horizons Archaeological and Cultural Trips http://www.farhorizons.com