Barry Kidder

  • Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate
  • Anthropology
B-24 William T Young Library, 401 Hilltop Ave, Lexington, KY 40508
Other Affiliations:
  • Presentation U!

BS Anthropology Millsaps College, 2005
MA Anthropology Texas State University-San Marcos, 2009


Research Interests:   Mesoamerican archaeology; household archaeology, political economy, iconography/epigraphy, geochemistry and spatial statistics 

Grants and Fellowships

2016  Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award, National Science Foundation

2016  Lambda Alpha Graduate Research Grant for Archaeology, Lambda Alpha National Honor Society

2015  Association of Emeriti Faculty Endowed Fellowship, University of Kentucky

Selected Conference Presentations

2017    Barry Kidder, Scott R. Hutson, Jacob A. Welch, Daniel Vallejo-Cáliz, and Shannon E. Plank. “From Household to Polity: (Dis)integration along the Ucí-Cansahcab Causeway in the Northern Maya Lowlands”. Paper presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2015  Barry Kidder, Daniel Vallejo-Calíz, Shannon Plank, Jacob Welch, and Scott Hutson. “Great Expectations: Negotiating Household Quality of Life and Communal Prosperity at Ucanha, Yucatán, Mexico”.  Paper presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco.

2013   Barry Kidder. “Architectural Transposibility: Becoming Elite on the Southeastern Edge of the Maya World”.  Paper presented at the 7th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Graduate Student Conference in Landscape Studies, Bloomington.  

2011    Barry Kidder. “The Chthonic Canvas: Elite Maya Scribes, Portals of Power, and Artistic Production in the Late Classic Period”. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento

Selected Publications: 

In press  Scott Hutson, Jacob Welch, Shannon Plank, and Barry Kidder. Buried Alive: Buildings, Authority, and Gradients of Being in Northern Yucatán, Mexico. In Sacred Matter: Animism and Authority in Pre-Columbian America, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC.

2016  Scott Hutson, Barry Kidder, Céline Lamb, Daniel Vallejo-Calíz, and Jacob Welch. “Small Buildings and Small Budgets: Making LiDAR Work in Northern Yucatán, Mexico.” Advances in Archaeological Practice 4(3):268-283.  

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