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Dr. Cherra Wyllie

Associate Professor


Art History Department and Hillyer College

Hillyer Hall 108



Ph.D. - Yale University
M.Phil. - Yale University
M.A. - Yale University
B.A. - Goddard College

Research Interests:
Ancient Mesoamerica
Classic Veracruz art and iconography
Ancient writing systems
Anthropology of Art
Archaeological illustration

Courses Taught:
Art of Ancient Mesoamerica
Ancient Art of the Andes
Anthropology of Art
Text and Image
North American Indian Art
Ancient Egyptian Art
Cultural Anthropology (in Hillyer College)
World Archaeology (in Hillyer College)

(Forthcoming) SIGNS, SYMBOLS, AND HIEROGLYPHS OF ANCIENT VERACRUZ, British Archaeological Reports, BAR International Series, Archeopress, Oxford, U.K.

(Forthcoming) In Search of Tamzunchale: Place Where the Woman Governs in HEARTLAND AND HINTERLANDS: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE HUASTEC MAYA, Kim Ritcher and Katherine Faust, editors, University of Oklahoma Press.
2010 The Mural Paintings of El Zapotal, Veracruz, Mexico. Journal  ANCIENT MESOAMERICA, Cambridge University Press.

2009  A Classic Veracruz Royal Tomb: El Zapotal Mound 2 (CE 800-1000), In Iconography of the Gulf Coast, Proceedings of the 53rd International Congress of Americanists, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, D.F.

2008 Continuity and Change in Late Classic Southern Veracruz Art, Hieroglyphs, and Religion in CLASSIC VERACRUZ: Cultural Currents in the Ancient Gulf Lowlands. Philip J. Arnold III and Christopher A. Pool, editors, Dumbarton Oaks Publications, Harvard University Press.

2007 (with Frank Hole), The Oldest Depictions of Canines and a Possible Early Breed of Dog in Iran, Paléorient (Pluridisciplinary Review of Prehistory and Protohistory of Southwest Asia). Volume 33/1, Nanterre Univesite, France.

Published drawings, maps, diagrams, and photographs:

2010 BEYOND THE UBAID: TRANSFORMATION AND INTEGRATION IN THE LATE PREHISTORIC SOCIETIES OF THE MIDDLE EAST. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilizations, R.A. Carter and G. Philip, editors, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

2009 A BRIEF HISTORY OF MEXICO—4th Edition, Lynn V. Foster, Checkmark Books.

2008 Ritual and Collapse of Susa, ca 4000 BC, Frank Hole, in PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST, Volume II, UA Ediciones, Universidad Autonama de Madrid.

2007 A BRIEF HISTORY OF CENTRAL AMERICA—Revised Edition, Lynn V. Foster, Facts On File, Inc.

2005 Tres tradiciones pictóricas en la costa del Golfo, Sara Ladrón de Guevara, in La Palabra y El Hombre, Revista de la Universidad Veracruzana, N. 135, Xalapa, Veracruz.
2001 LIFE AMONG THE ANCIENT MAYA, Lynn V. Foster, Facts On File, Inc.

1995 A Maya Carved Human Femur, Adam Herring, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin.