Eric Heller

Eric Heller
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  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California Riverside, 5/2018
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Dr. Eric Heller is a social landscape archaeologist who specializes in Mesoamerica and the American Southwest. Currently, his research focuses on the political economics of non-royal elite households in Classic Maya society, the development of digital phenomenological approaches, and creating public-facing collaborative and community-oriented virtual reality experiences for cultural heritage applications.

    Research Keywords

    Mesoamerican archaeology, social landscape archaeology, digital phenomenology, virtual reality for cultural heritage applications.

  • Contracts and Grants Awarded

    • Canyon Country Cultural Landscapes VR, (Bureau of Land Management), Bejamin Bellorado, Eric Heller, $236,000, 2022 – 2025
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