Joanne P. Baron

Research Interests:

Dr. Baron has been involved in archaeological research in Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. Her current research investigates the ancient Maya economy and the use of chocolate and cotton as money. She currently directs the La Florida Archaeology Project, focused on a Maya archaeological site in Guatemala. She has published several books and articles. You can read more about her work here: http://jobaron.nethttp://floridanaranjo.nethttp://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/maya-civilization-used-chocolate-money.

BHSEC Courses Taught:

  • 10th Grade World History
  • College Seminar
  • College Elective: Ancient Mesoamerica: from Olmecs to Aztecs
  • College Elective: Introduction to Archaeology (starting Spring 2019)

Dr. Baron lives with her husband Steve and her dog Ripley in southern New Jersey. She enjoys gardening and always keeps a plant or two in her classroom.

Email: jbaron@nullbhsec.bard.edu