— PhD candidate, University of Texas
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- Office: SAC 4.190
I am a historical archaeologist specializing in contact-era religious conversion at Tula, Hidalgo. I am currently conducting a year-long research project at Tula that compares two early Franciscan religious sites: a chapel constructed in 1530 and a former monastery constructed in 1550. My research takes a multidisciplinary approach (using human remains, landscapes, architecture, faunal and microbotanical remains, ceramics, and historical maps and documents) to investigate changing modes of religious conversion in 16th-century Mexico.
I have worked as a professional archaeologist on private, academic, and non-profit archaeological projects for ten years. I also have a strong interest in literature and in making academic ideas more enjoyable and accessible through writing. You can find my curated collection on “Literature, Writing, and Anthropology” here: http://www.culanth.org/?q=node/587
ANT 304 • Intro Ary Stds I: Prehist Ary
MW 400pm-500pm CLA 0.128
An introduction to archaeology as a discipline. Three major themes that deal with issues of the past will be covered:
1. A brief history of the discipline, changing theories about various aspects of the past, and the role that the reconstructions of the past play in national and/or group identities.
2. A survey of the development of human culture from its beginnings to the rise of civilizations and proto-historical cultures in most areas of the world. Prehistoric cultures, archaeological sites, and areas of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe , and the Pacific will be covered.
3. Archaeological methods of recovery of information about the past. Scientific procedures involved in excavation, dating, and preservation of the material record.