The name Cozumel derives from the Yucatec Mayan cuzamil, or “land of the swallows.” The long-term result of this project will be a cultural history of Cozumel in the form of a monograph that synthesizes contributions from multiple disciplines with…

For thousands of years before the arrival of the Spanish, the people of Mesoamerica had gathered in outdoor public spaces that served as sites for ritual, commerce, and the performance of music. Shortly after invading Mexico in the sixteenth century,…