James Doyle, Assistant Curator for the Art of the Ancient Americas, oversees the Metropolitan's collections from Mesoamerica and Central America. His specialty is the ancient Maya, and he conducted archaeological fieldwork on the Preclassic period (1000 B.C.–A.D. 150) in northern Guatemala. Before joining the Metropolitan, he held a postdoctoral appointment to work on a forthcoming catalogue of works from Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection and taught art historical and archaeological seminars at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University and his MA and PhD from Brown University. See his personal website, and follow him on Twitter.
Selected Publications: * Now at the Met: Posts by James Doyle
* Doyle, James A. and Stephen D. Houston. "Confederate Curio: A Wooden Carving from Tikal, Guatemala." In Mexicon 36, no. 5 (October 2014): 139–45.
* Doyle, James A. "Re-Group On E-Groups: Monumentality and Early Centers in the Middle Preclassic Maya Lowlands." In Latin American Antiquity 23, no. 4 (2012): 355–79.