A new publication on research conducted by Ashley Sharpe (Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology) and Dr. Kitty Emery (Curator, FLMNH Environmental Archaeology Program) is now available from the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology (check out the Science Direct link HERE). The study compares and contrasts how different social classes and states in ancient Maya society used animal resources as food, decorations, and trade items, in order to gain a better understanding of Classic Maya social complexity. The study was also the focus of a recent UF News report: Beyond the Temples, Ancient Bones Reveal the Lives of the Mayan Working Class