Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Fred Valdez, Jr.


ProfessorPh.D., Harvard University

Fred Valdez, Jr.

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Interests


Archaeology; Mexican-American Borderlands

Biography


Research interests:
The study of material culture such as ceramic and lithic technologies, settlement patterns and small site studies, and the early emergence of social and political complexity. The history of archaeological investigations in Central America, cultural continuity and transition in Latin America and the American Southwest, Mesoamerican prehistory, and occasional seminars on technological aspects of material culture analyses.