Syon Vasquez


B.A. Anthropology, University of South Florida

Areas of Interest

Archaeology of Mesoamerica and the Andes


Syon Vasquez received his BA in anthropology from the University of South Florida in 2020. While completing his BA he participated in fieldwork at several Classic and Postclassic Maya sites in the southern Maya lowlands. Additionally, during his final year of undergraduate study, Syon completed a thesis project in which he analyzed ancient figural geoglyphs associated with the Paracas culture on the southern Andean coast. He maintains an interest in the archaeology of Mesoamerica and the Andes and hopes to pursue future within both these regions. In his doctoral studies at UCLA Syon would like to investigate questions related to ancient ritual and the emergence of ritual specialists as well as hereditary rank.