- 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.
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 $236,000, 2021-2025