Dr Andrew Kinkella, Anthropologist & Archaeologist

Andrew is a full-time faculty member and the director of the Moorpark College Archaeological Program (MCAP). Since 1993, Andrew has spent 17 field seasons in the jungles of west-central Belize, studying the Classic Maya (AD 250-900). His archaeological research focuses on a string of 25 cenotes (water-filled sinkholes) located in the Cara Blanca region of Belize, and how the ancient Maya used these cenotes during water rituals. His research includes an underwater component, where the cenotes are explored and mapped using diving equipment.