Dr. Karl Taube, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Riverside, is the Project Iconographer for the San Bartolo Project in Guatemala’s Petén district. His research has focused on the ancient writing and religious systems of ancient Mesoamerica, and he is well known for two works, The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya, Aztec and Maya Myths, and The Major Gods of Ancient Yucatan. His graduate studies were at Yale, where he was awarded his Doctorate in 1988. At Yale, he studied under several notable Mayanist researchers, including the art historian Mary Miller, with whom he later co-authored a well-received work, The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya. In 2008, he was named the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences distinguished lecturer. Dr. Taube’s archaeological and linguistic fieldwork has taken him from the Yucatan Peninsula and the Chiapas highlands of Mexico to Ecuador, Peru, Copan, and Honduras.