Dr William Saturno
Dr William Saturno received his BA from the University of Arizona and his PhD from Harvard University and has been leading tours with us for over eight years.
He has conducted research in Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Guatemala. From 1994 to 2000 he was the field director of the Rio Amarillo Archaeology Project, studying the ancient sociopolitical relationships between Maya cities in western Honduras.
In 2001, Bill discovered the remote archaeological site of San Bartolo and the oldest intact Maya murals found to date, while directing the San Bartolo Regional Archaeological Project. The project was dedicated to understanding San Bartolo’s role in this largely unexplored region during the period when Maya civilization was forming.
His academic interests include the evolution of complex society, particularly among the ancient Maya, Mesoamerican religions, iconography and epigraphy.