PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Under Contract and in prep. McCurdy, Leah and Elliot Abrams (editors). Architectural Energetics in Archaeology: Analytical Expansions and Global Explorations. Routledge.

2016 McCurdy, Leah. Building Xunantunich: Public Building in an Ancient Maya Community. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, The University of Texas at San Antonio.

2011 McCurdy, Leah. Visualising Architecture: The Experience of Virtual Reconstruction. MA Thesis, Department of Archaeology, University of York, UK.

Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

In prep. McCurdy, Leah. Peopling Monuments: Virtual Energetics and Labor Impact Analysis of Monumental Construction at Xunantunich, Belize. In Architectural Energetics in Archaeology: Analytical Expansions and Global Explorations. Routledge.

In prep. Abrams, Elliot M. and Leah McCurdy. Massive Assumptions and Moundbuilders: The History, Method, and Relevance of Architectural Energetics. In Architectural Energetics in Archaeology: Analytical Expansions and Global Explorations. Routledge.

In prep. McCurdy, Leah and Elliot M. Abrams. The Future of Architectural Energetics in 2D and 3D. In Architectural Energetics in Archaeology: Analytical Expansions and Global Explorations. Routledge.

In prep. Freidel, Rebecca, Leah McCurdy, and Sylvia Batty. To the Mountain! Cultural Heritage Education in Belize. To be submitted to the Journal of Archaeology and Education.

2017 McCurdy, Leah, Rebecca Friedel, and Jason Yaeger. Succotzeños and Archaeology: Long-Term Collaboration and Ideas for the Future. Chacmool Archaeology Conference Proceedings. University of Calgary.

2016 McCurdy, Leah. Public Building and Architectural Change at Xunantunich, Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Volume 13. Belize National Institute of Culture and History.

2016 McCurdy, Leah, Rebecca Friedel, and Jason Yaeger. Succotzeños and Archaeology: Long-Term Collaboration and Ideas for the Future. Chacmool Archaeology Conference Proceedings. University of Calgary.

2015 McCurdy, Leah. Maya Construction History: Explorations through Building Archaeology and Conservation. 5th International Congress on Construction History Proceedings, 5.

2014 Leah McCurdy, Whitney Lytle, and M. Kathryn Brown. Recent Investigations at the Xunantunich Site Core. In Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Volume 11.

2013 Brown, M. Kathryn, Leah McCurdy, Whitney Lytle, and Thomas Chapman. Mopan Valley Preclassic Project: Results of the 2011 Field Season. In Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Volume 10: 137-146.

2011 McCurdy, Leah, Jason Yaeger, and M. Kathryn Brown. An Architectural History of Plaza A-III at Xunantunich. In Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Volume 8: 221-232.

2011 Brown, M. Kathryn, Jennifer Cochran, Leah McCurdy, and David Mixter. Preceramic to Postclassic: A Brief Synthesis of the Occupation History of Group E, Xunantunich. In Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Volume 8: 209-220.

Technical Reports

2017 McCurdy, Leah. 2016 Investigations at El Castillo, Xunantunich. In Mopan Valley Preclassic Project: Results of the 2016 Field Season, edited by M. Kathryn Brown. Technical Report to be submitted to the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan.

In press. McCurdy, Leah. 2015 Analysis of El Castillo Finds. In Mopan Valley Preclassic Project: Results of the 2015 Field Season, edited by M. Kathryn Brown. Technical Report to be submitted to the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan.

In press. McCurdy, Leah 2014 Investigations at El Castillo, Xunantunich. In Mopan Valley Preclassic Project: Results of the 2014 Field Season, edited by M. Kathryn Brown. Technical Report to be submitted to the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan.

In press. McCurdy, Leah. 2013 Investigations at El Castillo, Xunantunich. In Mopan Valley Preclassic Project: Results of the 2013 Field Season, edited by M. Kathryn Brown. Technical Report to be submitted to the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan.

2014 McCurdy, Leah. 2012 Investigations at El Castillo, Xunantunich. In Mopan Valley Preclassic Project: Results of the 2012 Field Season, edited by M. Kathryn Brown. Technical Report to be submitted to the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan.

2014 Brown, M. Kathryn, Thomas Chapman, and Leah McCurdy. 2012 Investigations at Operation 2, Group E, Xunantunich. In Mopan Valley Preclassic Project: Results of the 2012 Field Season, edited by M. Kathryn Brown. Technical Report submitted to the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan.

2014 McCurdy, Leah (editor). Archaeology at the Huebner-Onion Homestead: Results of Northwest Vista College Student Research, Volume 1. Report submitted to the Leon Valley Historical Society and Northwest Vista College Library.

2013 McCurdy, Leah. Chapter 5: Recent Investigations at El Castillo, Xunantunich. In Mopan Valley Preclassic Project: Results of the 2011 Field Season, edited by M. Kathryn Brown. Technical Report to be submitted to the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan.

2013 McCurdy, Leah and M. Kathryn Brown. Chapter 2: Results of 2011 Operation 2 Investigations at Group E, Xunantunich. In Mopan Valley Preclassic Project: Results of the 2011 Field Season, edited by M. Kathryn Brown. Technical Report to be submitted to the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan.

2011 Brown, M. Kathryn, Jennifer Cochran, David Mixter, and Leah McCurdy. Mopan Valley Preclassic Project: Results of the 2010 Field Season. Technical Report Submitted to the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Belmopan.

Academic News Contributions

2016 McCurdy, Leah and Nan Gonlin. New Curriculum Resources Webpage: The SAA Committee on Curriculum Teaching Resources Webpage. The SAA Archaeological Record.

2016 McCurdy, Leah. Proposing a Harry Potter and Anthropology Course. Teaching Culture Blog (April 2016). University of Toronto Press. <http://www.utpteachingculture.com/proposing-a-harry-potter-and-anthropology-course/&gt;

2016 McCurdy, Leah. Pop Culture Courses for Anthropology. Teaching Culture Blog (March 2016). University of Toronto Press. <http://www.utpteachingculture.com/popular-culture-courses-for-anthropology/&gt;

2016 McCurdy, Leah. Creative Connections with J.R.R Tolkien: Teaching Anthropology with Imaginative Literature. Teaching Culture Blog (February 2016). University of Toronto Press. < http://www.utpteachingculture.com/creative-connections-with-j-r-r-tolkien-teaching-anthropology-with-imaginative-literature/&gt;

2015 McCurdy, Leah. Assigned Readings: Strategies and Ponderings. Teaching Culture Blog (August 2015). University of Toronto Press. <http://www.utpteachingculture.com/assigned-readings-strategies-and-ponderings/&gt;

2015 McCurdy, Leah. Empowered and Empowering Students with Emily Lloyd. Teaching Culture Blog (January 2015). University of Toronto Press. <http://www.utpteachingculture.com/empowered-and-empowering-students-with-emily-lloyd/&gt;

2014 McCurdy, Leah. Engaging Large Classes with Professor Deborah Moon. Teaching Culture Blog (November 2014). University of Toronto Press. <http://www.utpteachingculture.com/engaging-large-classes-with-professor-deborah-moon/&gt;

2014 McCurdy, Leah. Teaching Philosophies. Teaching Culture Blog (October 2014). University of Toronto Press. <http://www.utpteachingculture.com/teaching-philosophies&gt;

2014 McCurdy, Leah. The Anthropology Teaching Forum (ATF). Teaching Culture Blog (October 2014). University of Toronto Press. <http://www.utpteachingculture.com/the-anthropology-teaching-forum-atf/&gt;

2013 McCurdy, Leah. My Summer with Maya and SAHARA. SAH News (September 2013). Society for Architectural Historians. <http://www.sah.org/about-sah/sah-news/2013/09/05/my-summer-with-maya-and-sahara&gt;

2013 McCurdy, Leah. VArch: Virtual Architectural Reconstruction. Anthropology News (February 2013). American Anthropological Association. http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2013/02/06/varch-virtual-architectural-reconstruction/

Encyclopedia Entries

2014 McCurdy, Leah. Architecture of the Maya: Domestic Architecture. In Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. Springer. <http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-94-007-3934-5_9882-1&gt;

2014 McCurdy, Leah. Architecture of the Maya: Public Architecture. In Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. Springer.      <http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-94-007-3934-5_10151-1&gt;

Invited Peer-Reviewed Online Publications

2012 McCurdy, Leah. Virtual Architectural Reconstruction and Visual Anthropology. Anthropologies. <http://www.anthropologiesproject.org/2012/01/virtual-architectural-reconstruction.html&gt;.

CHAIRED CONFERENCE SYMPOSIA

2017 McCurdy, Leah. Current Research Methods in Mesoamerica. 2017 Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, CA.

2016 McCurdy, Leah. Architectural Energetics. 2016 Annual Meetings of the Society for America  Archaeology, Orlando, FL.

2014 McCurdy, Leah. Digital Modeling and Analysis in Archaeology. 2014 Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX.

PRESENTED CONFERENCE PAPERS

In prep. McCurdy, Leah, M. Kathryn Brown, and Neil Dixon. Tagged Walls: Discoveries of Graffiti at El Castillo, Xunantunich. To be presented at the 15th Annual Belize Archaeology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

2017 McCurdy, Leah. Solid Foundations: Practical and Symbolic Significance of Bedrock at El Castillo Acropolis of Xunantunich, Belize in the Maya Central Lowlands. Presented at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.

2016 Yaeger, Jason, Leah McCurdy, and M. Kathryn Brown. Shifting Politics, Shifting Palaces:  Political history and architectural change at Xunantunich. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

2016 McCurdy, Leah and M. Kathryn Brown. Secret Stairways and Sacred Mountains: The Discovery of Tut Building at El Castillo, Xunantunich. Presented at the 2016 South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica, University of Texas at Tyler.

2016 Brown, M. Kathryn and Leah McCurdy. The Chamber of Secrets at Xunantunich. Presented at the 2016 South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica, University of Texas at Tyler.

2016 McCurdy, Leah. Maya Monumental Energetics. Presented at the 2016 Annual       Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, FL.

2016 Dozier, Crystal, Nan Gonlin, and Leah McCurdy. Teaching Archaeology Resources: A New Website from the SAA. Presented at the Society for Anthropology in community colleges inaugural south-central region conference, Houston TX.

2015 McCurdy Leah, Rebecca Friedel, and Jason Yaeger. Succotzeños & Archaeology: A Long History and New Ideas for Local Engagement. Presented at the Chacmool Archaeological Conference, University of Calgary, Canada.

2015 McCurdy, Leah. Building Xunantunich: Investigations of Public Building in the Xunantunich Community. Presented at the 13th Annual Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

2015 McCurdy, Leah. Maya Construction History: Explorations through Building Archaeology and Conservation. Paper presented at the 5th International Congress of Construction History, Chicago, Illinois.

2014 McCurdy, Leah. Virtual Architectural Energetics: A Digital Analysis. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX.

2013 McCurdy, Leah. Architectural History and Archaeology at El Castillo of Xunantunich, Belize. Paper presented at 4th Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica, Houston, TX.

2013 McCurdy, Leah, Whitney Lytle, and M. Kathryn Brown. Recent Investigations at the Xunantunich Site Core. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

2012 McCurdy, Leah. Learning from Modern Architectural Conservation in Belize. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica, Lubbock, TX.

2012 Brown, M. Kathryn, Leah McCurdy, Whitney Lytle, and Thomas Chapman. Recent Investigations of MVPP at Xunantunich, Belize. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Belize Archaeology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

2012 McCurdy, Leah. Architectural Survey: Possibilities for Archaeologists. Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, TN.

2011 McCurdy, Leah. Virtual Reconstruction of the Built Environment in Archaeology: The Process. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica, San Antonio.

2011 Brown, M. Kathryn and Leah McCurdy. Ritual Activity at Group E, Xunantunich. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Belize Archaeology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

2011 Brown, M. Kathryn, McCurdy, Leah, and Jennifer Cochran. Recent Investigations at the site of Xunantunich, Belize. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, San Diego, California.

2011 McCurdy, Leah. Virtual Reconstruction in Archaeology. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Texas Academy of Science, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas.

2010 McCurdy, Leah. Virtually Reconstructing Maya Architecture: Discoveries of Virtual Artifacts. Paper presented at the 1st Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica, San Antonio.

2010 McCurdy, Leah, M. Kathryn Brown, and Jason Yaeger. An Architectural History of Plaza A-III at Xunantunich. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Belize Archaeology Symposium, San Ignacio, Belize.

ACADEMIC POSTERS

2017 Batty, Sylvia T., Rebecca Friedel, and Leah McCurdy. To the Mountain: Heritage preservation through archaeological literacy in San Jose Succotz, Belize. Presented at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology,  Vancouver, Canada.

2016 Williams, Justin Patrick, Nan Gonlin, and Leah McCurdy. The SAA Committee on Curriculum Presents the New Online Curriculum Resource. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meetings of the Society of American Archaeology, Orlando, FL.

2014 McCurdy, Leah. UTSA Anthropology Teaching Forum: Collaborating to Improve Teaching. Poster for the 5th Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

2013 McCurdy, Leah. QArch: Quantitative Archaeology Exercise in a Virtual World. Poster displayed at UTSA Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Support Annual meeting and UTSA Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society Poster Competition.   *Awarded People’s Choice Award for Poster Competition.

INVITED PUBLIC LECTURES

2017 McCurdy, Leah. Reconstructing Ancient Maya Monumental Buildings for Archaeology and Community. Presentation for the Tarrant Country Archaeological Society, Fort Worth, Texas.

2016 McCurdy, Leah. Maya Archaeology and Virtual Reconstructions. Presentation for the Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed Exhibit, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas.

2015 McCurdy, Leah. Belize Poverty, Literacy, and Outreach Projects. Presentation to the Kairos Organization of First United Methodist Church, Coppell, Texas.

2015 McCurdy, Leah. What Ceramics Tell Us about Ancient Maya Buildings. Public presentation in Succotz, Belize.

2015 McCurdy, Leah. Community Archaeology in Belize. Presentation to the Kairos Organization of First United Methodist Church, Coppell, Texas.

2015 McCurdy, Leah. Community Outreach in Anthropological Fieldwork. Presentation to the Anthropological Society at UTSA, San Antonio, Texas.

2014 McCurdy, Leah. Discussion of my dissertation research. Presentation to the Art & Ecology Forum sponsored by the Art and Environmental Studies Departments, UTSA, San Antonio, Texas.

2014 McCurdy, Leah and Whitney Lytle. Recent Excavations at Xunantunich. Presentation to Cayo Tour Guides Association in Succotz, Belize.

2012 McCurdy, Leah. Virtual Reconstruction: The Process and the Products. Presentation to the Meeting of the South Texas Archaeological Association, San Antonio, Texas.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

2017. Hands-on Teaching: Archaeological Activities to Engage Students & Enliven Classrooms. Workshop for the 2017 Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada. Co-sponsored by the SAA Committee on Curriculum and the Teaching Archaeology Interest Group.

2015 What On-campus Lab Have to Offer for Teaching. Workshop for the Anthropology Teaching Forum, Department of Anthropology, UTSA.

2014 Guerrilla Teaching. Workshop for the Anthropology Teaching Forum, Department of Anthropology, UTSA.

2014 Experiential Learning. Workshop for the Anthropology Teaching Forum, Department of Anthropology, UTSA.

2013 Alternative Assessment Techniques. Workshop for the Anthropology Teaching Forum, Department of Anthropology, UTSA.

2013 Academic Poster Workshop. Workshop for the Anthropology Graduate Student Association Professional Development Workshop Series and Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society Anthropology Poster Competition. Department of Anthropology, UTSA.

2012 PREZI as a teaching tool. Workshop for the Anthropology Graduate Student Association Professional Development Workshop Series. Department of Anthropology, UTSA.