Archaeological site of Monte Albán, Mexico
Archaeological site of Monte Albán, Mexico

Dr William Saturno

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 is an expert in Mayan Civilization.

Dr Saturno 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 the Mayan civilization was forming.

His academic interests include the evolution of complex society, particularly among the ancient Maya, Mesoamerican religions, iconography and epigraphy. 


Upcoming tours

Expert Scholar

Central Mexico: Mesoamerican Mysteries

Central Mexico: Mesoamerican Mysteries

January 11 2020

14 days. From $6,195

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Central Mexico: Mesoamerican Mysteries

Central Mexico: Mesoamerican Mysteries

December 5 2020

14 days. From $6,095

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Mexico: Secrets of the Yucatán

Mexico: Secrets of the Yucatán

March 7 2020

14 days. From $5,845

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