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Kirk French


  1. 1998 B.A., Texas State University (Anthropology)
  2. 2002 M.A., University of Cincinnati (Anthropology)
  3. 2009 Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (Anthropology)





Mongolia, Mexico (Chiapas and the Basin of Mexico), Guatemala, Belize, Texas, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.



ANTH 002 - Introduction to Archaeology

ANTH 011 (online) - Introduction to North American Archaeology

ANTH 146 (online) - North American Indians

ANTH 428 - Archaeological Method and Theory



2014  French, K.D. and Duffy, C.

Understanding Ancient Maya Water Resources and the Implications for a More Sustainable Future. Invited article for WIREs Water.


2013  French, K.D., Duffy, C., Bhatt, G.

Urban Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering at the Classic Maya Site of Palenque. Water History Journal, 5(1):43-69.


2012  French, K.D., Duffy, C., Bhatt, G.

The Hydroarchaeological Method: A Case Study at the Maya Site of Palenque. Latin American Antiquity, 23(1):29-50.


2010  French, K.D. and Duffy, C.

Prehispanic Water Pressure: A New World First. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37(5):1027-1032.


2010  Milner, G.R., Hammerstedt, S.H., and French, K.D.

Chert Hoes as Digging Tools.  Antiquity, 84(323):103-113.


2007  French, K.D.

Creating Space through Water Management at the Classic Maya Site of Palenque, Chiapas. In Palenque: Recent Investigations at the Classic Maya Center, edited by D. Marken. Altamira Press, Lanham, Maryland.


2006  French, K.D., Stuart, D. and Morales, A.

Archaeological and Epigraphic Evidence for Water Management and Ritual at Palenque.  In Precolumbian Water Management: Ideology, Ritual and Power, edited by Barbara Fash and Lisa Lucero. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona.


2002  Estrada, A., Luecke, L., Van Belle, S., French, K., Muñoz, D., García, Y., Castellanos, L., and Mendoza, A.

Population of the Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra) and Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoggroyi) in the Mayan Site of Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico: A Preliminary Survey. Neotropical Primates, 10(2):89-95.


2001  French, K.D

The Precious Otulum of Palenque. The PARI Journal, 2(2):12-16.


2000  French, K.D.

Managing Lakam Ha. An Exploration of Palenque’s Diverse Water Systems. The PARI Journal, 1(1):21-22.

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