1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
James Aimers has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2008
M.A Trent Univeristy
Ph.D. Tulane University
Dr. Aimers conducts archaeological research on pottery at various sites in Belize, Central America and in his lab here at Geneseo.
Maya archaeology (architecture and pottery).
Method and theory in pottery analysis.
Theoretical approaches to the interpretation of art and material culture.
Gender and sexuality
2013, Aimers J. J., - La Belle Et La Bête: The Everyday Life of Ceramics at Lamanai, Belize. In Proceedings of the 13th European Maya Conference, Paris December 1-8 2008, Acta Mesoamericana Vol. 21, edited by P. Nondédéo and A. Breton. Verlag Anton Saurwein, Germany.
2012, Aimers J. J., editor - Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
2012, Aimers J. J. - Environment and Agency in the Ancient Maya Collapse. In Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations, edited by L. Giosan, D. Q. Fuller, K. Nicoll, R. K. Flad and P. D. Clift, pp. 27-33. American Geophysical Union Monograph Series, Washington DC.
2012, Aimers, J,. J., D. Farthing, and A. Shugar - Handheld XRF Analysis of Maya ceramics: A Pilot Study Presenting Issues Related to Quantification and Calibration. In Handheld XRF in Art and Archaeology, edited by A. Shugar and J. Mass, pp. 423-448 Leuven University Press – Studies in Archaeological Sciences, Leuven, Belgium.
2011, Aimers J. J. - Drought and the Maya. Nature 479: 44-45.
2011, Aimers J., J. Stemp, and J. Awe - Possible Functions of Grooved Ground Stones from Baking Pot, Belize. Lithic Technology 36(1): 5-26.
2010, Aimers J. J., - Eating Incorrectly in Japan. In Adventures in Eating: Anthropologists Write About Food and Fieldwork, edited by Helen Haines and Clare Sammels, pp. 167-180. University of Texas Press, Austin.
2010, Aimers, J.J., - You Only Live Twice: The Agency of Ritual Ceramics at Lamanai. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 7: 119-126.
2009, Aimers J. J. - Bring It On: Using Ceramic Systems at Lamanai. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 6: 245-252.
2008, Aimers, J., and P. Rice - Astronomy, Ritual, and the Interpretation of Maya E-Group Architectural Assemblages. In Foundations of New World Cultural Astronomy, edited by Anthony Aveni, pp. 347-382. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.
2008, Milbrath, S., J. Aimers, C. Peraza Lope, and L. Florey Folan - Effigy Censers of the Chen Mul Modeled Ceramic System and their Implications for Late Postclassic Maya Interregional Interaction. Mexicon 15(5):104-112.
2007, Aimers J. J. - What Maya Collapse? Terminal Classic Variation in the Maya Lowlands. Journal of
Archaeological Research 15(4): 329-377.
Anth 226: M/Native Voices:Mesoamer&Andes
A comparative review of the sources and the social history of pre-Hispanic societies at the time of contact with Europeans and during the early colonial period. Emphasis is on the institutions and ideologies and the variations in social, economic, and political patterns that developed in different areas and in different times. Offered spring, odd years
Anth 283: Research Methods-Archeology
An introduction to research methods in archaeology. The course emphasizes research design, measurement of archaeology variables, analytical approaches to archaeological problems, methods of artifact classification and analysis, and statistical methods important in archaeology. These topics and methods are approached throught a combination of readings/lectures, written assignments on archaeological problems, demonstrations, and some laboratory work with archaeological ceramics. Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101 and ANTH 110. Offered spring, odd years
Honr 207: Hon Sem-Div,Pl,Diff:
This seminar will provide students the opportunity to examine distinct, overlapping, and shared cultural identities, traditions, and experiences. Each seminar will explore a selected topic through the lens of at least two of the following: race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. Seminar topics may focus on national, international, and/or transnational issues. Typical titles might be: Gender, Culture, and International Development; Religion and Class in Northern Ireland; and African American Migration Narrative. May be repeated more than once only with permission from director of the Honors Program. Prerequisites: HONR 202 or permission of program director. Offered once per year