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College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Art and Design



Jessica Joyce Christie

OFFICE ADDRESS:
School of Art and Design: Art History
Jenkins Fine Arts Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Tel.# (252)328-1300; fax # (252)328-6441
E-Mail: christiej@ecu.edu

Education:
5/95    Received Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Dr. Linda Schele
            Specialization:  Maya Studies
            Subject of dissertation:  Maya Period Ending Monuments
            Department of Latin American Studies
            University of Texas at Austin
5/85    Master’s degree in art history from the University of Texas at Austin
            Specialization:    Pre Columbian
            Subject:    Prehistoric cave paintings in the Pecos River valley, Texas
            Supervising professor:    Dr. Terence Grieder
5/81    Master’s degree in art history from the University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
           Specialization:    German Gothic,  Baroque; Italian Renaissance, Baroque
           Subject:    Architecture of the Cathedral of Regensburg, Germany
           Supervising professor:    Dr. Wladimir Timofiewitsch
11/75-3/77    Studies in art history at the University of Munich, Germany
                     Supervising professors:  Dr. Wolfgang Braunfels, Dr. Bauer


Current Position:
Tenured and Associate Professor in Art History, School of Art and Design, East Carolina University

Past Positions/Experience:
Spring 1997    Curated art exhibit “Beings from Northwest Coast Myths: Native Copper Designs by                          Brian Wadhams” at Southwestern University, Georgetown

Fall 1996        Visiting assistant professor at Baylor University in Waco

Spring 1992    Art History instructor at Southwestern University, Georgetown

1/91-8/2000    Art history adjunct faculty for Austin Community College

9/88-8/90       Graduate research assistant at the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory
                      Duties:  Cataloging and packaging artifacts according to National Park Service regulations

2/88               Tour guide for Adventure Tours, Austin; areas traveled: Yucatan, Mexico

9/85-5/2000   Slide librarian in the Art Department of Southwestern University, Georgetown
                      Duties:  Managing of slide collection

Fall ‘84-1993    Art history teacher for Informal Classes, University of Texas at Austin.  Subjects of                            courses taught:  Southwestern Indians, Pre Columbian art of Mesoamerica,                                   Western European art history, Art Appreciation
                            
1/82 12/85    Clerical assistant in the slide collection of the Art History Department, University of Texas
                     Duties:  Check out and refiling of slides, accessioning and cataloguing, binding and                                    replacing of slides
1979 1981    Tour guide for AKADEMISCHE REISEN, Zurich/Switzerland; areas traveled:  Organized                             and guided tours to southern Germany, Austria, Italy.

Publications:
Christie, Jessica
1990a  Rock Art of the Piaroa in Venezuela, in Rock Art Papers, Vol. 9, Museum of Man, San Diego.
1990b  The Hieroglyphic Stairway at Naranjo, in UMUT Maya.
2000a  Inca Rock Sculpture in the Sacred and Political Landscape. 1999 International Rock Art Congress Proceedings vol.1, pp.33-38. American Rock Art Research Association, Tucson, Arizona.
2000b  Inca Sculpture at Nusta Hispana: The Yurak-Rumi Rock. In Rock Art Papers, vol.15, edited by K. Hedges, pp.31-42. San Diego Museum Papers 39. Museum of Man, San Diego.
2003a  The Sacred Inca Rocks of Sayhuite. In Rock Art Papers, vol.16, edited by Ken Hedges, pp.133-142. San Diego Museum Papers 41. Museum of Man, San Diego.
2003b  The Carved Rock Shrines of Lacco and Kusilluchayoq. In Rock Art Papers, vol.16, edited by Ken Hedges, pp.143-156. San Diego Museum Papers 41. Museum of Man, San Diego.
2005  The Stela as a Cultural Symbol in Classic and Contemporary Maya Societies. Ancient Mesoamerica 16:277-289.
2006  Inca Copacabana: A Reconstruction from the Perspective of the Carved Rocks. Anthropos 101:179-201.
2007  Did the Inka Copy Cusco?  An Answer Derived from an Architectural-Sculptural Model. The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, vol.12, no.1, pp.164-199.
In press  Inka Roads, Lines, and Rock Shrines: A Discussion of the Context of Trail Markers. Journal of Anthropological Research, Spring or Summer 2008.

Christie, Jessica (editor)
2003     Maya Palaces and Elite Residences: An Interdisciplinary Approach. University of Texas Press, Austin.

Christie, Jessica and Patricia Sarro (editors)
2005    Palaces and Power in the Americas: From Peru to the Northwest Coast. University of Texas Press, Austin.

Conference Papers:
Regina Shults (known as Jessica Christie)
1989  Period Ending Monuments at Quirigua, Tikal, and Machaquila. Paper presented at the Mesa Redonda in Palenque, Mexico.

Jessica Joyce Christie
1991  The Kings and the Paddler Gods on Maya Period Endings. Paper presented at the College Art Association Meeting in Washington, D.C..
1993  Recreation of the World on Period Endings at Tikal. Paper presented at the Mesa Redonda in Palenque, Mexico.
1996    Re-Creating the Cosmos in the Maya City of Seibal. Paper presented at the Texas Association of Schools of Art Meeting, Denton, TX.
1998  The Tri-Partite Layout of Rooms in Maya Elite Residences:
Symbolic Centering, Ritual Mediating, and Historical Governing. Paper presented in the symposium Maya Palaces and Elite Residences organized and chaired by myself at the annual conference of the Society for American Archaeology, Seattle.
1999a  Inca Rock Sculpture and the Sacred  Landscape. Paper presented at the Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology in Chicago.
1999b  Inca Rock Sculpture in the Sacred and Political Landscape. Paper presented at the International Rock Art Congress co-sponsored by the American Rock Art Research Association, Ripon, WI.
1999c  Inca Sculpture at Nusta Hispana: The Yurak-Rumi Rock. Paper presented at the Rock Art 1999 Conference organized by the Museum of Man, San Diego.
2000a  Houses of Political Power among the Ancient Maya and Inca. Paper presented in the symposium Ancient American Elite Residences: The Context of Political Power organized and chaired by Patricia Sarro and myself at the SAA Conference in Philadelphia.
2000b  The Sacred Inca Rocks of Sayhuite. Paper presented at the Rock Art 2000 Conference organized by the Museum of Man, San Diego.
2001a  Re-Creation of the World on Period Endings at Naranjo. Paper presented at the Maya Weekend, University Museum of Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
2001b  Giant Ahaw Altars: Their Meaning and Distribution. Paper presented at the annual SAA Conference in New Orleans.
2001c  The Carved Rock Shrines of Lacco and Kusilluchayoq. Paper presented at the Rock Art 2001 Conference organized by the Museum of Man, San Diego.
2002a  Samaipata – Imperial Rock Art at the Eastern Border of the Inca Empire. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) in Denver.
2002b  Rock Art as a Political Strategy in the Inca Empire. Paper presented at the Rock Art 2002 Conference organized by the Museum of Man, San Diego.
Publication in Conference volume pending.
2003a  Identity and the Mountain Symbol at Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. Paper presented in the session How “Native” is “Native” Art:  Issues of Identity in the Contemporary Notion of the Arts in the Americas organized and chaired by myself and Ron Graziani at the annual Conference of the College Art Association, New York.
2003b Issues of Unity and Variation in Maya Culture. Paper presented at the SAA Conference in Milwaukee, WI.
2003c  The Carved Rock Shrines of Kenko Grande and Kenko Chico. Paper presented at the annual Conference of the American Rock Art Research Association, San Bernardino, CA.
2003d  The Carved Rocks of Machu Picchu. Paper presented at the Rock Art 2003 Conference organized by the Museum of Man, San Diego.
2004a  Copacabana and its Role in the Inca Pilgrimage System.  Paper presented at the annual Meeting of the Institute of Andean Studies at Berkeley.
2004b  The Sculpted Outcrops of Copacabana, Bolivia.  Paper presented at the annual SAA Conference, Montreal.
2004c  Pictographic Record of an Early Classic Maya Period Ending Ceremony in Jolja Cave. Paper presented at the 31st annual Conference of the American Rock Art Research Association, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico.       
Co-authored by John Staller
       2004      Inka Pacariqtambo - It Depends which Eyes are Looking at it. Paper presented at the              annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Atlanta, in the session Landscapes           Origin in the Americas co-chaired with John Staller.
Christie, Jessica
       2005a  Inka Royal Estates and Cosmological Models:  Were Private Estates Really "Little Cuscos"?         Paper presented at the annual Conference of the Society for American Archaeology in Salt Lake               City.
       2005b  Piedras Talladas Inka y Yupanas:  Una Posible Esencia Compartida.  Paper presented in             Spanish at the International Symposium on Archaeology in the South Central Andes held at the                Catholic University in Arequipa, Peru.
       2005c  The Carved Rocks of Chinchero.  Paper presented at the Rock Art 2005 Conference                      organized by the Museum of Man, San Diego.

Christie, Jessica and John Staller
2006  Political Authority and Sacred Space in the Ancient Andes:  Exploring the Antiquity of the Ushnu Concept. Paper presented at the 2006 Conference of the Society for American Archaeology in Puerto Rico.        
Christie, Jessica
2006a  Inka Rock Art at Ingapirca, Ecuador. Paper presented at the Rock Art 2006 Conference organized by the Museum of Man, San Diego.
2006b Maya Year Renewals – Past and Present. Paper presented at the 2006 Conference of the American Anthropological Association in San Jose, CA.

2007a  Possible Late Forms of the Inka Usnu in the Vilcabamba Region. Paper presented in the session entitled Inka Architecture of Power which I organized and chaired at the 2007 Conference of the Society for American Archaeology in Austin.
2007b  Rock Art a Medium Favored by the Gods ?  Paper to be presented at the Rock Art 2007 Conference organized by the Museum of Man, San Diego.

Grants:
Fall 2000    

Faculty Research Grant in the amount of $15 700 awarded from East Carolina University.  
In the summer of 2001, this grant funded my mapping project in Peru which produced the drawings for the book I am writing on the Inka carved boulders.

I have visited and documented the Inka sites I have been writing about, observed ceremonies at rock art sites and interviewed Quechua consultants (with my assistant acting as interpreter) in annual fieldtrips of 4-6 weeks since 1997.

Languages:
I speak, read, and write German and English fluently.
I speak, read, and write Spanish well.
I do not speak Quechua or any of the Maya languages.