Christophe Helmke

Christophe Helmke

Associate Professor


  1. 2021
  2. Published

    Sulfur Isotopes as a Proxy for Human Diet and Mobility from the Preclassic through Colonial Periods in the Eastern Maya Lowlands

    Ebert, C. E., Rand, A. J., Green-Mink, K., Hoggarth, J. A., Freiwald, C., Awe, J. J., Trask, W. R., Yaeger, J., Brown, M. K., Helmke, Christophe, Guerra, R. A., Danforth, M. & Kennett, D. J., 2021, In: PlosOne. 16, 8, p. e0254992

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Accepted/In press

    De dioses y rituales: La religión de Teotihuacan

    Helmke, Christophe & Nielsen, Jesper, 2021, (Accepted/In press) Teotihuacan: Ciudad de agua, ciudad de fuego. Robb, M. H. (ed.). Mexico By: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, p. 144-151

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Deciphering the Collapse: An Account of Kingship in the Terminal Classic

    Helmke, Christophe, Hoggarth, J. A. & Awe, J. J., 2021, Maya Kingship: Rupture and Transformation from Classic to Postclassic Times. Okoshi, T., Chase, A. F., Nondedéo, P. & Arnauld, M-C. (eds.). Gainesville: University Press of Florida, p. 106-130 (Maya Studies, Vol. 21).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Building High-Precision AMS 14C Bayesian Models on the Formation of Peri-abandonment Deposits at Baking Pot, Belize

    Hoggarth, J. A., Culleton, B. J., Awe, J. J., Helmke, Christophe, Lonaker, S., Davis, B. & Kennett, D. J., 2021, In: Radiocarbon: An International Journal of Cosmogenic Isotope Research. 63, 3, p. 977-1002

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Accepted/In press

    El dios de las tormentas: Señor de la lluvia y la devastación

    Nielsen, Jesper & Helmke, Christophe, 2021, (Accepted/In press) Teotihuacan: Ciudad de agua, ciudad de fuego. Robb, M. H. (ed.). Mexico By: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, p. 152-158

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    The Stuccoed and Painted Benches of Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

    Nielsen, Jesper, Alvarado León, C. & Helmke, Christophe, 19 Jul 2021, In: Ancient Mesoamerica. 32, 2, p. 249-268 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Expedient Lithic Techonology in Complex Sedentary Societies: Use-wear, Flake Size, and Edge Angle on Debitage from Two Ancient Maya Sites

    Stemp, W. J., Graham, E., Helmke, Christophe & Awe, J. J., 2021, In: Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 61, 101243.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Strength in the Face of Adversity: Terminal Classic development of Nakum in a Wider Geopolitical Vantage

    Źrałka, J., Hermes, B., Helmke, Christophe & Martin, S., 2021, Maya Kingship: Rupture and Transformation from Classic to Postclassic Times. Okoshi, T., Chase, A. F., Nondedéo, P. & Arnauld, M-C. (eds.). Gainesville: University Press of Florida, p. 202-223 (Maya Studies, Vol. 21).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  10. 2020
  11. Published

    Ally, Client or Outpost? Evaluating the Relationship between Xunantunich and Naranjo in the Late Classic Period

    Awe, J. J., Helmke, Christophe, Slocum, D. & Tilden, D., 2020, In: Ancient Mesoamerica. 31, 3, p. 494-506 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    Applying Regional, Contextual, Ethnohistoric, and Ethnohistoric Approaches for Understanding the Significance of Peri-abandonment Deposits in Western Belize

    Awe, J. J., Helmke, Christophe, Aimers, J. J., Ebert, C. E., Stemp, W. J. & Hoggarth, J. A., 2020, In: Ancient Mesoamerica. 31, 1, p. 109-126

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    The Last Hurrah: Examining the Nature of Peri-abandoment Deposits and Activities at Cahal Pech, Belize

    Awe, J. J., Ebert, C. E., Hoggarth, J. A., Aimers, J. J., Helmke, Christophe, Douglas, J. & Stemp, W. J., 2020, In: Ancient Mesoamerica. 31, 1, p. 175-187

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  14. Published

    Los monumentos de Belice

    Helmke, Christophe, 2020, In: Arqueologia Mexicana. 28, 165, p. 44-48 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  15. Published

    Tactics, Trophies and Titles: A Comparative Perspective on Ancient Maya Raiding

    Helmke, Christophe, 2020, In: Ancient Mesoamerica. 31, 1, p. 29-46 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  16. Published

    The Litany of Runaway Kings: Another Look at Stela 12 of Naranjo, Guatemala

    Helmke, Christophe, Beliaev, D. & Vepretskii, S., 2020, In: The P A R I Journal. 21, 2, p. 1-28 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  17. Published

    The Terminal Classic at Pacbitun: Evidence from Moulded-carved Ceramics

    Helmke, Christophe & Ting, C., 2020, An Archaeological Reconstruction of Ancient Maya Life at Pacbitun, Belize. Powis, T. G., Skaggs, S. & Micheletti, G. J. (eds.). Oxford: Archaeopress, Vol. S2970. p. 185-200 16 p. (Archaeology of the Maya, Vol. 4).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  18. Published

    Under the Lordly Monarchs of the North: The Epigraphy of Northern Belize

    Helmke, Christophe, 2020, In: Ancient Mesoamerica. 31, 2, p. 261-286 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  19. Published

    Reconstructing the Formation of Peri-abandonment Deposits at Baking, Belize

    Hoggarth, J. A., Davis, J. B., Awe, J. J. & Helmke, Christophe, 2020, In: Ancient Mesoamerica. 31, 1, p. 139-149 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  20. Published

    Writing Pacbitun into the Historic Record of the Southern Maya Lowlands

    Micheletti, G. J., Helmke, Christophe & Healy, P. F., 2020, An Archaeological Reconstruction of Ancient Maya Life at Pacbitun, Belize. Powis, T. G., Skaggs, S. & Micheletti, G. J. (eds.). Oxford: Archaeopress, Vol. S2970. p. 103-114 12 p. (Archaeology of the Maya, Vol. 4).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  21. Published

    Crowning Rulers and Years: Interpreting the Year Sign Headdress at Teotihuacan

    Nielsen, Jesper & Helmke, Christophe, 26 Aug 2020, In: Ancient Mesoamerica. 31, 2, p. 319-334 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  22. Published

    A Terminal Classic Period Molded-carved Ceramic Production Mold from Actun Xtuyul, Pacbitun, Belize

    Spenard, J. & Helmke, Christophe, 2020, In: Mexicon. 42, 2, p. 32-37 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  23. Published

    Political Alliances and Trade Connections Observed in the Ceramic Record of the Classic Period: The Perspective from the Maya Site of Nakum, Guatemala

    Źrałka, J., Helmke, Christophe, Hermes, B., Koszkul, W., Ting, C., Bishop, R. L. & Bojkowska, D., 2020, In: Ancient Mesoamerica. 31, 3, p. 461-475 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  24. 2019
  25. Published

    Beyond the Twilight Zone: Cave Exploration in the Macal River Valley, Belize

    Awe, J. J., Helmke, Christophe & Morton, S., 2019, The Realm Below: Speleoarchaeological Investigations in the Macal River Valley, Belize. Helmke, C. (ed.). San Francisco: Precolumbian Mesoweb Press, p. 20-73 54 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  26. Published

    Exotics for the Lords and Gods: Lowland Maya Consumption of European Goods along a Spanish Colonial Frontier

    Awe, J. J. & Helmke, Christophe, 2019, Material Encounters and Indigenous Transformations in the Early Colonial Americas. Hofman, C. L. & Keehnen, F. W. M. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 238-262 25 p. (Early Americas: History and Culture).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  27. Published

    Let's Talk of Graves, Eccentrics, and Epitaphs: The Socio-Political Implications of Recent Discoveries on Structure A9 at Xunantunich, Belize

    Awe, J. J., Helmke, Christophe, Slocum, D. & Tilden, D., 2019, In: Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology. 16, p. 57-74 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  28. Published

    A la sombra del Gólgota: Continuidades y discontinuidades en las observancia rituales en el Cerro de la Estrella

    Helmke, Christophe & Montero García, I. A., 2019, In: Rutas de Campo. 5, p. 106-121 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  29. Published

    An Analysis of the Imagery and Text of the Cuychen Vase

    Helmke, Christophe, 2019, The Realm Below: Speleoarchaeological Investigations in the Macal River Valley, Belize. Helmke, C. (ed.). San Francisco: Precolumbian Mesoweb Press, p. 122-159 38 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  30. Published

    Another Look at Stela 2 of Caracol, Belize

    Helmke, Christophe, Chase, A. F. & Chase, D. Z., 2019, In: Mexicon. 41, 4, p. 97-104

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  31. Published

    Archaeological Investigations at Cuychen

    Helmke, Christophe, Morton, S., Awe, J. J. & Iannone, G., 2019, The Realm Below: Speleoarchaeological Investigations in the Macal River Valley, Belize. Helmke, C. (ed.). San Francisco: Precolumbian Mesoweb Press, p. 74-121 48 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  32. Published

    Cuychen and the Caves of the Macal River Valley

    Helmke, Christophe, 2019, The Realm Below: Speleoarchaeological Investigations in the Macal River Valley, Belize. Helmke, C. (ed.). San Francisco: Precolumbian Mesoweb Press, p. 8-19 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  33. Published

    Reading between the lines: The Epigraphy of Central Belize

    Helmke, Christophe, 2019, In: Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology. 16, p. 31-46 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  34. Published

    Sighting a Royal Vehicle: Observations on the Graffiti of Tulix Mul, Belize

    Helmke, Christophe, Hammond, G., Guderjan, T., Greaves, P. & Hanratty, C., 2019, In: The P A R I Journal. 19, 4, p. 10-30

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  35. Published

    The Lay of the Land: A Political Geography of an Ancient Maya Kingdom in West-Central Belize

    Helmke, Christophe, Ebert, C. E., Awe, J. J. & Hoggarth, J. A., 2019, In: Contributions in New World Archaeology. 12, p. 9-54 46 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  36. Published

    The Realm Below: Speleoarchaeological Investigations in the Macal River Valley, Belize

    Helmke, Christophe (ed.), 2019, San Francisco: Precolumbian Mesoweb Press. 230 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  37. Published

    "Off with his head!": A Heretofore Unknown Monument of Tonina, Chiapas

    Nielsen, Jesper, Helmke, Christophe, Stuart, D. & Sánchez Gamboa, Á., 8 Oct 2019, In: The P A R I Journal. 20, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  38. Published

    The Early Classic Murals of El Rosario, Queretaro, Mexico: Description and Iconographic Analysis

    Nielsen, Jesper, Helmke, Christophe, Fenoglio, F. & Saint-Charles Zetina, J. C., 2019, In: Ancient America. 14, p. 1-75 75 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  39. Published

    Gold and Calques in Mesoamerica: Tracing the Introduction of Gold to Mesoamerica through Linguistic Evidence

    Pharao Hansen, Magnus & Helmke, Christophe, 2019, In: Contributions in New World Archaeology. 13, p. 113-136 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  40. Published

    Technological, Use-Wear, and Residue Analyses of Obsidian Blades from Classic Maya Burials at Pook's Hill, Belize

    Stemp, W. J., Braswell, G. E., Helmke, Christophe & Awe, J. J., 2019, In: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 26, 101859.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  41. Published

    Two Trophy Skulls from Pacbitun, Belize

    Wrobel, G. D., Helmke, Christophe, Gibbs, S., Micheletti, G., Stanchly, N. & Powis, T., 2019, In: Latin American Antiquity. 30, 1, p. 218-223 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  42. 2018
  43. Published

    A Classic Maya Carved Capstone from Buenavista del Cayo, Belize

    Helmke, Christophe, Ball, J. W. & Taschek, J. T., 2018, In: Mexicon. 40, 5, p. 134-142 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  44. Published

    A Figurative Hacha from Buenavista del Cayo, Belize

    Helmke, Christophe, Yaeger, J. & Eli, M., 2018, In: The P A R I Journal. 18, 3, p. 7-26 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  45. Published

    A Reading of the Komkom Vase Discovered at Baking Pot, Belize

    Helmke, Christophe, Hoggarth, J. A. & Awe, J. J., 2018, San Francisco: Precolumbian Mesoweb Press. 144 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  46. Published

    Kings of the East: Altun Ha and the Water Scroll Emblem Glyph

    Helmke, Christophe, Guenter, S. & Wanyerka, P., 2018, In: Ancient Mesoamerica. 29, 1, p. 113-135 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  47. Published

    Los monumentos monolíticos de Nakum, Guatemala

    Helmke, Christophe, Martin, S., Źrałka, J., Zych, B., Koszkul, W., Rusek, M. & Velásquez, J. L., 2018, XXXI Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala. Arroyo, B., Méndez Salinas, L. & Ajú Alvarez, G. (eds.). Guatemala: Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Vol. 2. p. 851-866 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearch

  48. Published

    The –n-ib and –l-ib suffixes in Ch’olan Languages and Ancient Maya Writing

    Helmke, Christophe, 2018, Tiempo detenido, tiempo suficiente: Ensayos y narraciones mesoamericanistas en homenaje a Alfonso Lacadena García-Gallo. Kettunen, H., Vázquez López, V. A., Kupprat, F., Vidal Lorenzo, C., Muñoz Cosme, G. & Ponce de Leon, M. J. (eds.). Wayeb Publications, Vol. 1. p. 415-478 64 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  49. Published

    Ritual Responses to Drought: An Examination of Ritual Expressions in Classic Maya Written Sources

    Jobbová, E., Helmke, Christophe & Bevan, A., 2018, In: Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 46, 5, p. 759–781

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  50. Published

    'Where the sun came into being': Rites of Pyrolatry, Transition, and Transformation in Early Classic Teotihuacan

    Nielsen, Jesper & Helmke, Christophe, 2018, Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body in Mesoamerican Ritual Practice. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, p. 77-107 31 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  51. Published

    At finde hjem i Mesoamerika: Om urhjem og ejerskab til kulturarv

    Pharao Hansen, Magnus & Helmke, Christophe, 2018, Hjem. Galal, E. & Schepelern Johansen, B. (eds.). København: Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier, Københavns Universitet, Vol. 8. p. 124-133 10 p. (Tværkultur, Vol. 8).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterCommunication

  52. Published

    An ancient Maya ritual cache at Pook's Hill, Belize: Technological and functional analyses of the obsidian blades

    Stemp, W. J., Braswell, G. E., Helmke, Christophe & Awe, J. J., 2018, In: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 18, p. 889-901 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  53. Published

    Down the T'uhl Hole: Technological, Metric, and Functional Analyses of Chipped Stone from the Chaa Creek Chultun, Cayo District, Belize

    Stemp, W. J., Stoll, C. G., Helmke, Christophe & Awe, J., 2018, In: Lithic Technology. 43, 1, p. 51-64

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  54. Published

    Four Preceramic Points newly Discovered in Belize

    Stemp, W. J., Awe, J. J., Brown, M. K., Harrison-Buck, E., Helmke, Christophe, Wrobel, G. D. & Yaeger, J., 2018, In: Latin American Antiquity. 29, 2, p. 394-397 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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