Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius

Recent PhD

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Denny 457


Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Washington, 2019
M.A., Anthropology, University of Washington, 2012
M.A., Conservation and Cultural Heritage, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, 2008
B.A. (Licenciatura), Archaeology, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico, 2003

My research focuses on the social implications in the development of the urban layout by studying the road network of the ancient city of Angamuco (250-1530 CE), located in the core-area of the Purépecha Empire (Lake Pátzcuaro Basin), Michoacán. Focusing on exploring how people move around an urban center we can better understand how a city emerges, develops, is inhabited and experienced by its residents, and the roles that roads play during these processes. I am particularly interested in integrating spatial and image analysis with other lines of evidence collected through survey and excavation.

I am currently working on the spatial and statistical analyses of the data I collected last year in Mexico at the Digital Archaeology Research Lab and writing my dissertation.

Before coming to Seattle, I studied Archaeology at Universidad Veracruzana and a MA in Cultural Heritage and Conservation at Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. I have been active in the field collaborating for research projects as well as Cultural Heritage Institutions, Museums, Labs and CRM firms in Mexico, USA, Europe and Central America.