Professor of Anthropology. Arrived at New College of Florida in 1981. B.A., Harvard University (1972); M.A. (1976), Ph.D. (1980), University of Arizona.
Professor Andrews is a Maya archaeologist and ethnohistorian who has done extensive field work in Mexico and Central America. Andrews was raised in Yucatan, Mexico, where his father, E. Wyllys Andrews IV, was an archaeologist. His brother, E. Wyllys Andrews V, is a Maya archaeologist at Tulane University. He has conducted fieldwork in Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and El Salvador. His research centers around the prehispanic and historic archaeology, ethnohistory, and history of southeastern Mesoamerica, with a primary focus on the Lowland Maya region of the Yucatan peninsula. Most of his fieldwork has been conducted in the coastal regions, and has been supported by the National Geographic Society, the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia of Mexico, the University of South Florida, and New College of Florida. He has published eight books and monographs, and more than 100 articles, book chapters, and book reviews, in both English and Spanish.
Teaching Subjects: Survey of Archaeology; Human Origins; Method and Theory in Archaeology; Ecological Anthropology; Urban Anthropology; Primate Evolution and Behavior; Andean Prehistory; Old World Prehistory; Mesoamerican Civilization; Mesoamerican History and Culture; Maya Archaeology, Ethnography, and Ethnohistory, Latin American Historical Archaeology.
Research Topics: Prehispanic and historic Maya archaeology; coastal adaptations, ecology, subsistence and settlement patterns; trade and economics; Yucatecan history, historical archaeology, and historical cartography.
Current Course Syllabi: Human Origins & Evolution
Proyecto Costa Maya, 1999-2003 (w/ related projects up to 2015)