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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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May 22nd 2013:The State of Mexican Archaeology in 2013

In our series on ancient civilizations we have highlighted the sophisticated methodologies and novel discoveries emerging in the Mesoamerican heartland. Significantly, major discoveries and interpretive perspectives are generated by native-born Mexican archaeologists. However, the infrastructure of Mexican archaeology is slow to adapt to the changing platforms of archaeological research and exploration in the developing world. Additionally, political turmoil, associated with the ongoing drug-wars, has placed a serious damper on the ability of Mexicans to design survey and excavation programs i

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Sandra L. Lopez Varela

Sandra L. Lopez Varela is a full-time research professor and co-founder of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Morelos (UAEM), Mexico. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, and then obtained her M.A. in Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology of the University College London, and her Ph.D. in Archaeology at the University of London. She received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2012. She is currently holding the Archaeology Seat of the American Anthropological Association. She has served as President of the Society for Archaeological Sciences (2009-2011) and as President of the
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