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Email: dianelyn at email.unc.edu

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Areas of Interest:

Community-based Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, Maya Archaeology, Tourism, Belize, Yucatán

Education:

M.A.  Anthropology, Archaeology emphasis, May 2018. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Thesis: Contextualizing Xunantunich in the Late Classic Upper Belize Valley through Investigations of Structure A9.

B.A.    Environmental Studies, Policy emphasis, December 2005. University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

Research:

My primary research interests include heritage tourism and community-based archaeology in the Maya region. I specifically seek to explore what archaeological sites mean to local and descendent communities and how economic development of sites changes the relationship of communities to those sites. My main goal in focusing on heritage tourism research is to engage in an applied archaeology that allows for inclusion of local and descendant communities in decision-making processes.

Selected Publications and Technical Reports:

Awe, Jaime J., Christophe Helmke, Diane L. Slocum, and Doug Tilden
Submitted. Let’s Talk of Graves, Eccentrics, and Epitaphs: The Socio-political Implications of Recent Discoveries on Structure A9 at Xunantunich, Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology.

Slocum, Diane L. and Jaime J. Awe
2018     The 2017 Investigations of Structures A9, A28, and A1 at Xunantunich, Belize. In The Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project: A Report of the 2017 Field Season, edited by C.E. Ebert, J.A. Hoggarth, and J.J. Awe, pp. 310-332. Institute of Archaeology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Slocum, Diane L. and Jaime J. Awe
2017     The 2016 Investigations of Structure A28 on El Castillo at Xunantunich, Belize. In The Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project: A Report of the 2016 Field Season, edited by C.E. Ebert, C.C. Burke, J.A. Hoggarth, and J.J. Awe, pp. 304-314. Institute of Archaeology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

 

Selected Presentations:

Slocum, Diane L.
2019     An Investigation of Demographic and Spatial Patterns at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery, Arizona. Paper presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Morrison, Blythe M. and Diane L. Slocum
2018     Creative Approaches to Site Documentation and National Register Nomination Criteria at Tsopki Pueblo, Arizona (WS 1807). Poster presented at the 2018 Pecos Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Slocum, Diane L., Blythe M. Morrison, and Creighton Gerber
2018     Applying Photogrammetric Mapping Techniques to Historic Properties Documentation on the CO Bar Ranch. Paper presented at the 2018 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Slocum, Diane L. and Jaime J. Awe
2018     Contextualizing Xunantunich in the Late Classic Upper Belize Valley Through Investigations of Structure A9. Paper presented at the 83nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, D.C.

Slocum, Diane L., Doug Tilden, Jaime J. Awe, and Christophe Helmke
2017     Xunantunich Reloaded: Examining the Socio-political Implications of Structure A9. Paper presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver.

Slocum, Diane L.
2016     Exploring the Upper Ranges: High Temperature Heat Treatment of Petrified Wood. Poster presented at the Northern Arizona University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Fall Poster Symposium, Flagstaff, Arizona.