Saturday, September 23, 2006

In Je'reftheel, Belize

Bio


Christophe Helmke graduated with a BA in Anthropology (concentration Archaeology) from McGill University, Canada after completing an Honours Thesis on Classic period (AD 250-900) Lowland Maya stelae. He received his MA in Archaeology with distinction from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, England in 2001. His MA thesis focused on identifying the social processes responsible for the dissemination of Terminal Classic (c. AD 830-950) Moulded-carved vases throughout the eastern Central Lowlands. He obtained his PhD in Archaeology in 2009 from the University of London (Institute of Archaeology, University College London). His PhD thesis focused on ancient Maya cave utilisation as attested in the glyphic corpus of the Maya area and the archaeological remains found within the caves of the Roaring Creek Valley of Belize.
     He has been actively involved in archaeological fieldwork since 1993. Before working in Mesoamerica area he participated in archaeological investigations in France and Japan. In particular he assisted in the excavations of the Aedui capital Bibracte (France; 1993-1994), the Mars-Mullo Sanctuary at Allonnes (France; 1994-1995) both dating to the Gallo-Roman period (c. 200-52 BC), and the Heijō-Heian period (AD 784-794) capital of Nagaōka (Japan; 1995). After completing the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance (BVAR) field school in 1996, he joined the Western Belize Regional Cave Project (WBRCP) in 1997 as archaeological illustrator, surveyor and epigrapher (1997-2000). Between 1999 and 2003 he served as field director of the excavations at the Pook's Hill plazuela group, in the Roaring Creek Valley of Belize. In 2005, Christophe assumed the position of co-director of BVAR and led the continued investigations of Pook's Hill, which uncovered clear evidence for a sweatbathing structure (known as a pibnaah in Classic Mayan). In 2007 the research shifted to the major centre of Baking Pot where excavations were focused on the pyramidal structure and the site's audiencia building.  Between 2009 and 2014 he served as director of the Scribal Practices and Dialects in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica project.
     He has organised and tutored introductory workshops to Mesoamerican writing systems since 2000, in collaboration with Harri Kettunen (University of Helsinki), Jesper Nielsen (University of Copenhagen) and several close colleagues, in Belize, England, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the USA, France, Poland, Mexico, Italy & Finland. Between 2006 and 2008 he assumed the post of Lecturer and between 2009 and 2013 that of Assistant Professor of American Indian Languages and Cultures at the Institute for Cross-cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. As of 2013 holds the post of Associate Professor of American Indian Languages and Cultures.

Publications


Only peer-reviewed journal articles as well as papers in edited volumes are presented below. Monographs, technical papers and excavation reports are not listed.




 
HELMKE, Christophe, Stanley P. Guenter & Phillip J. Wanyerka
   under review “Kings of the East: Altun Ha and the Water Scroll Emblem Glyph.” Ancient Mesoamerica.

JOBBOVA, Eva, Christophe Helmke & Andrew Bevan
   under review “Ritual Responses to Drought: An Examination of Ritual Expressions in Classic Maya Written Sources.” Human Ecology.

HELMKE, Christophe, Jason Yaeger & Mark Eli
   under review “A Figurative Hacha from Buenavista del Cayo, Belize.” The PARI Journal.

ŹRAŁKA, Jarosław, Christophe Helmke, Laura Santos & Wiesław Koszkul
   under review “The Discovery of a Beehive and the Identification of Apiaries among the Ancient Maya.” Latin American Antiquity.

HELMKE, Christophe, Yuriy Polyukhovych, Dorie J. Reents-Budet & Ronald L. Bishop
    under review “A Bowl Fit for a King: A Ceramic Vessel of the Naranjo Court Bearing the Komkom Emblem Glyph.” The PARI Journal.
  
SKAGGS, Sheldon, Christophe Helmke, Jon Spenard, Paul F. Healy & Terry G. Powis
   under review “Some Observations and New Discoveries Related to Altar 3, Pacbitun, Belize.” Mexicon.
  
HELMKE, Christophe
   under review “'The Heart and Stomach of a King': A Study of the Regency of Lady Six Sky at Naranjo, Guatemala.” Contributions in New World Archaeology.

HELMKE, Christophe, Claire E. Ebert, Jaime J. Awe & Julie A. Hoggarth
   under review “The Lay of the Land: A Political Geography of an Ancient Maya Kingdom in West-Central Belize.” Contributions in New World Archaeology.

HELMKE, Christophe, Shawn G. Morton & Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown
   under review “Raiding among the Classic Maya: Tactics, Trophies and Titles.” Seeking Conflict: Understanding Ancient Hostilities in Mesoamerica, edited by Shawn G. Morton & Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
   under review “'Where the Sun Came into Being': Rites of Pyrolatry, Transition and Transformation in Early Classic Teotihuacan.” Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body, edited by Vera Tiesler & Andrew Scherer.  Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington D.C.

NIELSEN, Jesper, Karl Taube, Christophe Helmke & Héctor Escobedo
   under review Blowgunners and the Great Bird at Teotihuacan: Mesoamerican Myths in a Comparative Perspective.” The Myths of the Popol Vuh in Cosmology and Practice, edited by Holley Moyes & Allen Christenson, University Press of Colorado.

HELMKE, Christophe & Jesper Nielsen
   under review “La escritura jeroglífica epiclásica.” Los sistemas de escritura de Mesoamérica, edited by Erik Velásquez García. Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM, Mexico City.

HELMKE, Christophe & Jesper Nielsen 
  under review “Los orónimos en la escritura teotihuacana y su vinculación con la escritura náhua.” Los sistemas de escritura de Mesoamérica, edited by Erik Velásquez García. Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM, Mexico City.

NIELSEN, Jesper, Claudia Alvarado León & Christophe Helmke
  under review “Las bancas polícromas de Xochicalco, Morelos, M
éxico.” La Pintura Mural Prehispánica en México VII, edited by María Teresa Uriarte Castañeda. Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City.

HELMKE, Christophe
  under review  “Cuychen and the Caves of the Macal River Valley.” The Realm Below: Speleoarchaeological Investigations in the Macal River Valley, Belize, edited by Christophe Helmke. Precolumbia Mesoweb Press, San Francisco.

AWE, Jaime J., Christophe Helmke & Shawn G. Morton
  under review “Beyond the Twilight Zone: Cave Exploration in the Macal River Valley, Belize.”  The Realm Below: Speleoarchaeological Investigations in the Macal River Valley, Belize, edited by Christophe Helmke. Precolumbia Mesoweb Press, San Francisco.


HELMKE, Christophe, Shawn G. Morton, Jaime J. Awe & Gyles Iannone
  under review “Archaeological Investigations at Cuychen.”  The Realm Below: Speleoarchaeological Investigations in the Macal River Valley, Belize, edited by Christophe Helmke. Precolumbia Mesoweb Press, San Francisco.

HELMKE, Christophe
  under review  “An Analysis of the Imagery and Text of the Cuychen Vase.” The Realm Below: Speleoarchaeological Investigations in the Macal River Valley, Belize, edited by Christophe Helmke. Precolumbia Mesoweb Press, San Francisco.

HELMKE, Christophe, Jesper Nielsen & Ángel Iván Rivera Guzmán
   under review “Tras las huellas de la tradición cartográfica en el altiplano central de México.” Estudios de Cultura Náhuatl

STAINES CICERO, Leticia & Christophe Helmke
  in press
“Una introducción al conjunto de Tetitla y sus pinturas realistas.” Las Pinturas Realistas de Tetitla, Teotihuacan. Estudios a través de la obra de Agustín Villagra Caleti, edited by Leticia Staines Cicero & Christophe Helmke, pp. 13-27.
Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM & INAH, Mexico City.

HELMKE, Christophe
  in press
“El pasado es un país lejano. Un an
álisis epigráfico de los textos mayas de Tetitla, Teotihuacan.” Las Pinturas Realistas de Tetitla, Teotihuacan. Estudios a través de la obra de Agustín Villagra Caleti, edited by Leticia Staines Cicero & Christophe Helmke, pp. 101-133. Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM & INAH, Mexico City.

NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
  in press
“Los bebedores de Tetitla. Representaciones del consumo ritual de pulque en los murales de Teotihuacan.”
Las Pinturas Realistas de Tetitla, Teotihuacan. Estudios a través de la obra de Agustín Villagra Caleti, edited by Leticia Staines Cicero & Christophe Helmke, pp. 135-163. Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM & INAH, Mexico City.

STEMP, W. James, Geoffrey A. Braswell, Christophe G.B. Helmke & Jaime J. Awe
  in press “An Ancient Maya Ritual Cache at Pook's Hill, Belize: Technological and Functional Analyses of the Obsidian Blades.” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 

ANDRES, Christopher R., Christophe Helmke, Shawn G. Morton & Gabriel D. Wrobel
  in press “Two Classic Maya Ballplayer Panels from Tipan Chen Uitz, Cayo District, Belize.” Antiquity.

HELMKE, Christophe & Ismael Arturo Montero García
   in press “A la sombra del Gólgota. Continuidades y discontinuidades en las observancias rituales en el Cerro de la Estrella.” Rutas de Campo, Núms. 9/10: 79-90.


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HELMKE, Christophe & Jesper Nielsen
   2017 “Of Gods and Rituals: The Religion of Teotihuacan.” City of Water, City of Fire, edited by Matthew H. Robb, pp. 130-137. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum & Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, San Francisco.   [URL]

NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
   2017 The Storm God: Lord of Rain and Ravage.” City of Water, City of Fire, edited by Matthew H. Robb, pp. 138-143. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum & Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, San Francisco.  [URL] 

WROBEL, Gabriel, Amy Michael, Jack Biggs, Christophe Helmke, Shawn Morton & Christopher Andres
   2017 “Maya Mortuary Landscapes, Central Belize.Antiquity, Vol. 91 (358): 1-7.  [DOI] 

HELMKE, Christophe & Felix Kupprat
   2017 “Los glifos emblema y los lugares sobrenaturales. El caso de Kanu'l y sus implicaciones.” Estudios de Cultura Maya, Vol. 50: 95-135.  [URL]

HELMKE, Christophe, Julie A. Hoggarth, Jaime J. Awe, Sarah E. Bednar & Amber Lopez-Johnson
   2017 Some Initial Comments on the Komkom Vase Discovered at Baking Pot, Belize.Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Vol. 14: 227-240.  [PDF]

POWIS, Terry G., Jon Spenard, Sheldon Skaggs, George J. Micheletti & Christophe Helmke
    2017 “An Ancient Maya City on the Edge: The Culture History of Pacbitun, Belize.” Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Vol. 14: 191-212.  [PDF]

WROBEL, Gabriel D., Carolyn Freiwald, Amy Michael, Christophe Helmke, Jaime Awe, Douglas J. Kennett, Sherry Gibbs, Josalyn M. Ferguson & Cameron Griffith
   2017 “Social Identity and Geographic Origin of Maya Burials at Actun Uayazba Kab, Roaring Creek Valley, Belize.” Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Vol. 45: 98-114. [PDF]

HELMKE, Christophe & Ismael Arturo Montero García
   2016 “Caves and New Fire Ceremonies in the Central Mexican Highlands: The Case of the Cerro de la Estrella, Iztapalapa, Mexico.” Contributions in New World Archaeology, Vol 10: 55-100. [PDF] 

HELMKE, Christophe & Felix A. Kupprat
  2016
“Where Snakes Abound: Supernatural Places of Origin and Founding Myths in the Titles of Classic Maya Kings.”  Places of Power and Memory in Mesoamerica’s Past and Present: How Sites, Toponyms and Landscapes Shape History and Remembrance, edited by Daniel Graña-Behrens, pp. 33-83.  Estudios Indiana, Vol. 9.  Gebrüder Mann Verlag, Berlin.  [PDF]

HELMKE, Christophe & Jaime J. Awe
   2016 “Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth: A Tale of the Snake-Head Dynasty as Recorded on Xunantunich Panel 4.” The PARI Journal, Vol 17(2): 1-22. [PDF]

NIELSEN, Jesper, Christophe Helmke & Maja Balle
   2016 “Skrevet på papir og skind Mesoamerikanske manuskripter fra prækolumbiansk tid til kolonitiden.” Fund og Forskning, Vol. 55: 9-85. [PDF]

HAINES, Helen R. & Christophe Helmke
   2016Painted Hieroglyphs from Tomb FA-6/1 at Ka'kabish, Belize.” Mexicon, Vol. 38 (5): 120-126. [PDF]

NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
   2016 “Beretningen om Blomsterbjerget — et sjældent mexicansk håndskrift i Etnografisk Samling.” Nationalmuseets Arbejdsmark, edited by Per Kristian Madsen & Ingrid Wass, pp. 80-91.  Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen. [PDF]

STEMP, W. James, Jaime J. Awe, Keith M. Prufer & Christophe G.B. Helmke
   2016Design and Function of Lowe and Sawmill Points from the Preceramic Period of Belize.” Latin American Antiquity, Vol. 27 (3): 279-299. [PDF]

HELMKE, Christophe & Jaime J. Awe
   2016 “Death Becomes Her: An Analysis of Panel 3, Xunantunich, Belize.” The PARI Journal, Vol. 16 (4): 1-14. [PDF] 

MORTON, Shawn, Gabriel Wrobel, Christopher Andres, Christophe Helmke & Amy Michael
 
   2016 “The First Five Years of the Central Belize Archaeological Survey: Political and Economic Development.” Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Vol. 13: 149-159. [PDF]

STEMP, W. James, Jaime J. Awe & Christophe G.B. Helmke
   2016 “A Possible Paleoindian/Early Archaic Point from Ladyville, Belize, Central America.” PaleoAmerica, Vol. 2 (1): 70-73. [DOI]

NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
   2016 “Mayahuels hjerte — pulque og beruselse i Mesoamerika.” Tværkultur, Vol. 6: 20-30. [URL]

HELMKE, Christophe, Jaime J. Awe, Shawn G. Morton & Gyles Iannone
  2015 “The Text and Context of the Cuychen Vase, Macal Valley Belize.” Maya Archaeology, Vol. 3: 8-29. [URL]

HELMKE, Christophe, Christopher R. Andres, Shawn G. Morton & Gabriel D. Wrobel
   2015 “For Love of the Game: The Ballplayer Panels of Tipan Chen Uitz in Light of Late Classic Athletic Hegemony.” The PARI Journal, Vol. 16 (2): 1-30. [PDF]

NIELSEN, Kristina & Christophe Helmke
   2015 “A Case Study of Maya Avian Ocarinas from Pook's Hill, Belize.” Flower World: Music Archaeology of the Americas, Vol. 4: 79-98. [URL]

HELMKE, Christophe & Christopher R. Andres
   2015 “Discovery and Description of Monument 2 at Tipan Chen Uitz, Belize.” Mexicon, Vol. 37 (5): 112-117. [PDF]

NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
  2015 “The Fall of the Great Celestial Bird: A Master Myth in Early Classic Central Mexico.”  Ancient America, No. 13: 1-46. [URL]

STEMP, W. James, Jaime J. Awe & Christophe Helmke
  2015 “A New Maya Macrolith Located.Mexicon, Vol. 37 (4): 83-84. [URL]

TING, Carmen, Marcos Martinón-Torres, Elizabeth Graham & Christophe Helmke 
  2015 “The Production and Exchange of Moulded-carved Ceramics and the 'Maya Collapse'.”  Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 62: 15-26. [PDF]

YAEGER, Jason, M. Kathryn Brown, Christophe Helmke, Marc Zender, Bernadette Cap, Christie Kokel Rodriguez & Sylvia Batty
   2015 “Two Early Classic Elite Burials from Buenavista del Cayo, Belize.” Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Vol. 12: 181-191.  [PDF]

HELMKE, Christophe, Kong F. Cheong, Paul F. Healy & Mads S. Jørgensen
  2015 “A Painted Spondylus Shell from Burial 1-9, Pacbitun, Belize.”  Mexicon, Vol. 37 (2): 43-47. [PDF]

HELMKE, Christophe & Jesper Nielsen
  2015
“The Defeat of the Great Bird in Myth and Royal Pageantry: A Mesoamerican Myth in a Comparative Perspective
.”  Comparative Mythology, Vol. 1 (1): 23-60. [PDF]

AWE, Jaime J. & Christophe Helmke
  2015 “The Sword and the Olive Jar: Material Evidence of Seventeenth-Century Maya ― European Interaction in Central Belize.”  Ethnohistory, Vol. 62 (2): 333-360. [DOI]

NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
  2014
“Estudio preliminar de la iconografía de los murales de El Rosario, Querétaro, México.” El Valle de San Juan del Río: Un palimpsesto arqueológico, edited by Juan Carlos Saint-Charles Zetina, pp. 75-83. Fondo Editorial de Querétaro, Mexico D.F.
 
HELMKE, Christophe & Jesper Nielsen
  2014  “Identifying the Provenance and Dating of Maya Influences at the Cacaxtla Court.” Palaces and Courtly Culture in Ancient Mesoamerica, edited by Julie Nehammer Knub, Christophe Helmke & Jesper Nielsen, pp. 17-35. Pre-Columbian Archaeology Vol. 4. Archaeopress, Oxford.

WORM DANBO, Rosa-Maria & Christophe Helmke
  2014  “Courtly Etiquette and Eloquent Speech in Ancient Mesoamerica.” Palaces and Courtly Culture in Ancient Mesoamerica, edited by Julie Nehammer Knub, Christophe Helmke & Jesper Nielsen, pp. 65-76. Pre-Columbian Archaeology Vol. 4. Archaeopress, Oxford.

HELMKE, Christophe & Jesper Nielsen
  2014 “If Mountains Could Speak: Ancient Toponyms Recorded at Teotihuacan, Mexico.” Contributions in New World Archaeology, Vol. 7: 73-112. [PDF]
 
NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
  2014 “House of the Serpent Mat, House of Fire: The Names of Buildings in Teotihuacan Writing.”  Contributions in New World Archaeology, Vol. 7: 113-139. [PDF]

HELMKE, Christophe & James E. Brady
  2014
“Epigraphic and Archaeological Evidence for Cave Desecration in Ancient Maya Warfare.” A Celebration of the Life and Work of Pierre Robert Colas, edited by Christophe Helmke & Frauke Sachse, pp. 195-227. Acta Mesoamericana, Vol. 27. Verlag Anton Saurwein, Munich. 

AWE, Jaime J., Julie Hoggarth & Christophe Helmke
  2014
“Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Upper Belize River Valley and their Implications for Models of Low-Density Urbanism.” A Celebration of the Life and Work of Pierre Robert Colas, edited by Christophe Helmke & Frauke Sachse, pp. 263-285. Acta Mesoamericana, Vol. 27. Verlag Anton Saurwein, Munich.

STEMP, W. James, Jaime J. Awe & Christophe Helmke
  2014 “The Macrolith of El Chiquero, Belize.”  Mexicon, Vol. 36 (5): 145-150. [PDF] (11,8 Mb)

AWE
, Jaime J. & Christophe Helmke 
  2014 “Rediscovery of a Missing Fragment of Caracol Stela 8.”  Mexicon, Vol. 36 (4): 110-113.  [PDF] (6.3 Mb)

WROBEL, Gabriel D., Christophe Helmke & Carolyn Freiwald
  2014 “A Case Study of Funerary Cave Use from Je'reftheel, Central Belize.”  The Bioarchaeology of Space and Place: Ideology, Power and Meaning in Maya Mortuary Contexts, edited by Gabriel D. Wrobel, pp. 77-106. Springer Press, New York. [PDF] (1.9 Mb)

ANDRES, Christopher R., Christophe Helmke, Shawn G. Morton, Gabriel D. Wrobel & Jason J. González
  2014 “Contextualizing the Glyphic Texts of Tipan Chen Uitz, Cayo District, Belize.”  Latin American Antiquity, Vol. 25 (1): 46-64. [PDF] (1.5 Mb)

HELMKE
, Christophe
  2014 “Tintin og de indianske sprog.”  Tintin og ToRS, edited by Ditte Maria Søgaard, pp. 112-137.  Tværkultur, Vol. 4. Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier, Copenhagen. [e-Pages]

HELMKE, Christophe & Jarosław Źrałka
  2013
“On the logo of the Cracow Maya Conference and the Etymology of Kraków.” Contributions in New World Archaeology, Vol. 5: 7-16.

KETTUNEN
, Harri & Christophe Helmke
  2013
“Water in Maya Imagery and Writing.” Contributions in New World Archaeology, Vol. 5: 17-38.  [PDF] (8.0 Mb)

WREM ANDERSON, Kasper & Christophe Helmke
  2013
“The Personifications of Celestial Water: The Many Guises of the Storm god in the Pantheon and Cosmology of Teotihuacan.”  Contributions in New World Archaeology, Vol. 5: 165-196. [PDF] (16.1 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe
  2013
“Mesoamerican Lexical Calques in Ancient Maya Writing and Imagery.” The PARI Journal, Vol. 14 (2): 1-15. [PDF] (4.8 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe & Jesper Nielsen
  2013 “La iconografía de Cacaxtla bajo la influencia maya: identidad, procedencia y datac
ión.” La Pintura Mural Prehispánica en México V, Cacaxtla, Tomo II, edited by María Teresa Uriarte Castañeda & Fernanda Salazar Gil, pp. 363-381. Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico D.F.

HELMKE, Christophe & Jesper Nielsen
  2013 “La escritura jeroglífica de Cacaxtla, Tlaxcala, M
éxico.”  La Pintura Mural Prehispánica en México V, Cacaxtla, Tomo II, edited by María Teresa Uriarte Castañeda & Fernanda Salazar Gil, pp. 383-425. Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico D.F.

NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
  2013 “The World in a Gourd: A Comparative Perspective on Origin Myths of the Maya and Teotihuacan.” The Maya in a Mesoamerican Context: Comparative Approaches to Maya Studies, edited by Jesper Nielsen & Christophe Helmke, pp. 17-33. Proceedings of the 16th European Maya Conference. Acta Mesoamericana, Vol. 26. Verlag Anton Saurwein, Markt Schwaben.

HELMKE, Christophe & Jesper Nielsen
  2013 “The Writing on the Wall: A Paleographic Analysis of the Maya Texts of Tetitla, Teotihuacan.” The Maya in a Mesoamerican Context: Comparative Approaches to Maya Studies, edited by Jesper Nielsen & Christophe Helmke, pp. 123-166. Proceedings of the 16th European Maya Conference. Acta Mesoamericana, Vol. 26. Verlag Anton Saurwein, Markt Schwaben.

HELMKE, Christophe, Jesper Nielsen, Cecilia Leni & Amisadaí Navarrete Campos
  2013  “The Carved Monuments of Cerro Xoconoch, Teotihuacan Valley, Mexico.” Mexicon, Vol. 35 (4): 90-95. [PDF] (4.0 Mb)

TING, Carmen & Christophe Helmke
  2013 “Techonology, Production, and Distribution of Terminal Classic Molded-carved Vases in the Central Maya Lowlands.” Open Journal of Archaeometry, Vol. 1 (1): 43-48. [PDF] (0.4 Mb)

BEVAN, Andrew, Eva Jobbová, Christophe Helmke & Jaime Awe
  2013 “Directional layouts in central lowland Maya settlement.” Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 40: 2373-2383. [PDF] (1.0 Mb)

WREM ANDERSON, Kasper & Christophe Helmke
  2012 “Los aspectos múltiples del dios de las tormentas en el panteón y la cosmología teotihuacana.” Tláloc¿Qué?, Vol. 7: 8-52. [PDF] (12.4 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe & Jaime J. Awe
  2012
“Ancient Maya Territorial Organisation of Central Belize: Confluence of Archaeological and Epigraphic Data.” Contributions in New World Archaeology, Vol. 4: 59-90. [PDF] (2.6 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe & Gabriel D. Wrobel
  2012 “Je'reftheel, Roaring Creek Works, Belize.”  Heart of Earth: Studies in Ritual Maya Cave Use, edited by James E. Brady, pp. 69-81. Bulletin No. 23, Association for Mexican Cave Studies, Austin. [PDF] (13.1 Mb)

MORTON, Shawn G., Christophe Helmke & Jaime J. Awe 
  2012 “Investigations at Actun Neko, Caves Branch River Valley, Belize.” Heart of Earth: Studies in Ritual Maya Cave Use, edited by James E. Brady, pp. 83-94. Bulletin No. 23, Association for Mexican Cave Studies, Austin. [PDF] (4.0 Mb)

STEMP, W. James, Christophe Helmke, Jaime J. Awe, Tristan Carter & Sarah Grant
  2012
“A Green Obsidian Eccentric from Actun Uayazba Kab, Belize.” Heart of Earth: Studies in Maya Ritual Cave Use, edited by James E. Brady, pp. 111-124. Bulletin No. 23, Association for Mexican Cave Studies, Austin. [PDF] (16.7 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe
  2012
“Mythological Emblem Glyphs of Ancient Maya Kings.” Contributions in New World Archaeology, Vol. 3: 91-126.  [PDF] (8.2 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe
  2012
“Mayojen pantheon / Mayas panteon / The Maya Pantheon.” Maya III: Life - Death - Time, edited by Maria Didrichsen & Harri Kettunen, pp. 62-103. Didrichsen Museum of Art and Culture, Helsinki. 

HELMKE, Christophe
  2012
“Mytologia ja myyttinen aika / Mytologi och mytisk tid / Mythology and Mythic Time.” Maya III: Life - Death - Time, edited by Maria Didrichsen & Harri Kettunen, pp. 160-185. Didrichsen Museum of Art and Culture, Helsinki.

WROBEL, Gabriel D., Christopher R. Andres, Shawn G. Morton, Rebecca Shelton, Amy Michael & Christophe Helmke
  2012
“Ritual Landscapes of the Caves Branch River Valley.” Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Vol. 9: 233-244.

HELMKE, Christophe
  2012 “Gamle glyffer og mayakonger langs Abernes flod — fra forskning til undervisning.” Tværkultur: Årbog for Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier2011: 17-25. [e-Pages] 

WROBEL, Gabriel D., Christophe Helmke, Lenna Nash & Jaime J. Awe
  2012
“Polydactyly and the Maya: Review and a Case from the Site of Peligroso, Upper Macal River Valley, Belize.” Ancient Mesoamerica, Vol. 23 (1): 131-142. [PDF] (0.7 Mb)

ANDRIEU, Chlo
é, Christophe Helmke, Harri Kettunen, Eric Taladoire & Robert Tamba
  2012
“Maya mural paintings of Bolomkin (Chiapas, Mexico).” Mexicon, Vol. 34 (1): 7-10. [PDF] (0.7 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe & Jesper Nielsen
  2011 The Writing System of Cacaxtla, Tlaxcala, Mexico. Ancient America, Special Publication, No. 2. Boundary End Archaeology Research Center, Barnardsville. [To order, contact the BEARC].

NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
  2011
“Reinterpreting the Plaza de los Glifos, La Ventilla, Teotihuacan.” Ancient Mesoamerica, Vol. 22 (2): 345-370. [PDF] (1.7 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe
  2010 “The Transferral and Inheritance of Ritual Privileges: A Classic Maya Case from Yaxchilan, Mexico.” Wayeb Notes, No. 35: 1-14. [PDF] (2.1 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe, Jaime Awe & Nikolai Grube
  2010
“The Carved Monuments and Inscriptions of Xunantunich.” Classic Maya Provincial Politics: Xunantunich and Its Hinterlands, ed. by Lisa J. LeCount & Jason Yaeger, pp. 97-121. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. [PDF] (1.0 Mb)

STEMP, W. James, Christophe G.B. Helmke & Jaime J. Awe
  2010 “Evidence for Maya Household Subsistence and Domestic Activities: Use-wear Analysis of the Chipped Chert Assemblage from Pook's Hill, Belize.” Journal of Field Archaeology, Vol. 35 (2): 217-234. [PDF] (0.9 Mb)

KETTUNEN, Harri & Christophe Helmke
  2010 La Escritura Jeroglífica Maya. Trans. by Verónica Amellali Vázquez López & Juan Ignacio Cases Martín; with contributions by Antonio Cuxil & Gabrielle Vail. Acta Ibero-Americano Fennica, Series Hispano-Americano, Núm. 8. Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Madrid. [To order, contact the Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia].

HELMKE, Christophe & Jaime Awe
  2010 “Hot Archaeology: An Ancient Maya Sweatbath at Pook's Hill.” Current World Archaeology, No. 40: 38-43. [URL]

NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
  2010
“Uglen med spydkasteren — om glyffer og guder i det gamle Teotihuacan.” Tværkultur: Årbog for Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier — 2009: 88-96. [e-Pages]

HELMKE, Christophe & Jesper Nielsen
  2009
“Hidden Identity & Power in Ancient Mesoamerica: Supernatural Alter Egos as Personified Diseases.” Acta Americana, Vol. 17 (2): 49-98. [PDF] (2.3 Mb)

NEHAMMER KNUB, Julie, Simone Thun & Christophe Helmke
  2009
“The Divine Rite of Kings: An Analysis of Classic Maya Impersonation Statements.”
The Maya and their Sacred Narratives: Text and Context in Maya Mythologies, edited by Geneviève Le Fort, Raphaël Gardiol, Sebastian Matteo & Christophe Helmke, pp. 177-195. Acta Mesoamericana, Vol. 20. Verlag Anton Saurwein, Markt Schwaben. [PDF] (3.3 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe & Jaime Awe
  2008
“Organización territorial de los antiguos mayas de Belice Central: confluencia de datos arqueológicos y epigráficos.” Mayab, No. 20: 65-91. [PDF] (10.5 Mb)

NIELSEN, Jesper & Christophe Helmke
  2008
“Spearthrower Owl Hill: A Toponym at Atetelco, Teotihuacan.” Latin American Antiquity, Vol. 19 (4): 459-474. [PDF] (3.6 Mb)

MOREHART, Christopher T. & Christophe G.B. Helmke
  2008
“Locating Knowledge and Situating Power: A Paleoethnobotanical Perspective to Ancient Maya Gender and Social Relations.” Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, Vol. 18 (1): 60-75. [PDF] (0.6 Mb)

STEMP, W. James & Christophe G.B. Helmke
  2008 “The Chipped Chert and Chalcedony Lithic Assemblage from Pook's Hill, Cayo District, Belize: the organization of tool production and use.” Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Vol. 5: 191-208. [PDF] (0.3 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe & Dorie Reents-Budet
  2008 “A Terminal Classic Molded-carved Ceramic Type of the Eastern Maya Lowlands.” Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Vol. 5: 37-49. [PDF] (0.6 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe, Joseph W. Ball, Patricia T. Mitchell & Jennifer T. Taschek
  2008 “Burial BVC88-1/2 at Buenavista del Cayo, Belize: Resting Place of the Last King of Puluul?” Mexicon, Vol. 30 (2): 43-49. [PDF] (5.3 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe
 2008
“Mesoamerikanske leksikalske kalker i mayaernes skrift og ikonografi.” De mange veje til Mesoamerika: Hyldestskrift til Una Canger, edited by Jesper Nielsen & Mettelise Fritz Hansen, pp. 147-172. Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier & Narayana Press, Copenhagen & Gylling. [PDF] (2.0 Mb) 

AWE, Jaime J. & Christophe G.B. Helmke
  2007
“Fighting the Inevitable: The Terminal Classic Period of the Upper Roaring Creek Valley.” Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Vol. 4: 29-42. [URL]

HEALY, Paul F., Christophe G.B. Helmke, Jaime J. Awe & Kay S. Sunahara
  2007 “Survey, Settlement, and Population History at the Ancient Maya Site of Pacbitun, Belize.” Journal of Field Archaeology, Vol. 32 (1): 17-39. [URL]

HELMKE, Christophe G.B.
  2006 “Recent Investigations into Ancient Maya Domestic and Ritual Activities at Pook’s Hill, Belize.” Papers from the Institute of Archaeology, Vol. 17: 77-85. [URL]

HELMKE, Christophe G.B., Nikolai Grube, Jaime J. Awe & Paul F. Healy
  2006 “A reinterpretation of Stela 6, Pacbitun, Belize.” Mexicon, Vol. 28 (4): 70-75. [PDF] (4.5 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe, Harri Kettunen & Stanley Guenter
  2006 “Comments on the Hieroglyphic Texts of the B-Group Ballcourt Markers at Caracol, Belize.” Wayeb Notes, No. 23: 1-27. [PDF] (1.9 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe G.B.
  2006 “A Summary of the 1999-2002 Seasons of Archaeological Investigations at Pook’s Hill, Cayo District, Belize.” Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Vol. 3: 173-191. [PDF] (2.8 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe G.B. & Harri J. Kettunen
  2005 Maya Ceramics at the Didrichsen Museum of Art & Culture. Didrichsen Museum, Sokonet Oy, Espoo. [To order, contact the Didrichsen Museum].

HELMKE, Christophe G.B., Harri J. Kettunen & Jaime J. Awe
  2005 “Discovery of the site of Bacna and a high relief sculpture in the Belize River Valley, Cayo District, Belize.” Mexicon, Vol. 27 (4): 68-73. [PDF] (1.7 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe G.B. & Jaime J. Awe
  2005 “The Ancient Maya Sweatbath at Pook’s Hill.” Belize Today, Vol. 5 (1): 24-26.

AWE, Jaime J. & Christophe G.B. Helmke
  2005 “Alive and Kicking in the 3rd to 6th Centuries A.D.: Defining the Early Classic in the Belize River Valley.” Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, Vol. 2: 39-52. [PDF] (1.0 Mb)

MOREHART, Christopher T., Jaime J. Awe, Michael J. Mirro, Vanessa A. Owen & Christophe G.B. Helmke
  2004 “Ancient textile remains from Barton Creek Cave, Cayo District, Belize.” Mexicon, Vol. 26 (3): 50-56. [PDF] (4.8 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe, Andrew Bevan & Jaime Awe
  2004 “Roaring Creek: Life along an Ancient Maya Valley.” Current World Archaeology, No. 4: 10-16. [PDF] (0.9 Mb) 

HELMKE, Christophe G.B., Jaime J. Awe & Cameron S. Griffith
  2003 “El arte rupestre de Belice.” Arte Rupestre de México Oriental y Centro América, ed. by Martin Künne & Matthias Strecker, pp. 97-117. Ibero - Amerikanisches Institut, Indiana Supplement 16. Gebr. Mann Verlag, Berlin. [PDF] (0.4 Mb)

HELMKE, Christophe G.B. 
 2003 “The 2002 Season Investigations at Pook’s Hill, Belize.” Papers from the Institute of Archaeology, Vol. 14: 119-128. [PDF] (5.0 Mb)

COLAS, Pierre Robert, Christophe G.B. Helmke, Jaime J. Awe & Terry G. Powis
  2002
“Epigraphic and ceramic analyses of two Early Classic Maya vessels from Baking Pot, Belize.” Mexicon, Vol. 24 (2): 33-39. [PDF] (8.2 Mb)