Prof. William Saturno


William Saturno received his BA from the University of Arizona and his PhD from Harvard University. He has conducted research in Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Guatemala. From 1994 to 2000 he was the field director of the Rio Amarillo Archaeology Project, studying the ancient sociopolitical relationships between Maya cities in western Honduras.

In 2001, Bill discovered the remote archaeological site of San Bartolo and the oldest intact Maya murals found to date, while directing the San Bartolo Regional Archaeological Project. The project was dedicated to understanding San Bartolo’s role in this largely unexplored region during the period when Maya civilization was forming.

His academic interests include the evolution of complex society, particularly among the ancient Maya, Mesoamerican religions, iconography and epigraphy. Bill Saturno has led tours for Archaeological Tours for over eight years.


Tours in 2018

Guatemala & Belize

Central America

Central Mexico