Heather Hurst (born 1975) is an American archaeologist and archaeological illustrator. She graduated from Skidmore College in 1997, and from Yale University with a Ph.D. in anthropology. She teaches at Skidmore College.
She has been an archaeological illustrator at sites in Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. Her illustrations appeared in National Geographic and Arqueología Mexicana, and have been exhibited at the Peabody Museum of Natural History and the National Gallery of Art, as well as the Science Museum of Minnesota’s 2013 exhibit on the Maya.
She gave a talk: “Tres Pintores Magníficos y Un Viajero: La Identificación de Artistas por los Pasos de Producción en Pintura Mural” at the 2010 Maya Meetings, Casa Herrera. In 2013 she gave a talk on recently discovered Maya murals.