Criado-Boado, Felipe

  • Alfredo González-RuibalEmail author
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Basic Biographical Information

Felipe Criado-Boado is an archaeologist specializing in landscape archaeology, archaeological theory, and heritage studies. He was born in 1960 in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), in whose university he graduated (1982), obtained a PhD (1989) and taught until 2000, when he became research professor at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He spent an academic year in Cambridge (1986–1987), at the time of the emergence of post-processual theory. At present, he is the director of the Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit) of the CSIC and since 2015 president of the European Association of Archaeologists (Fig. 1).
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  1. Criado-Boado, F. 1989. We, the post-megalithic people. In The meanings of things. Material culture and symbolic expression, ed. I. Hodder, 79–89. London: Routledge.Google Scholar
  2. Criado-Boado, F. 1993. Límites y posibilidades de la Arqueología del paisaje. SPAL 2: 9–55.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Criado-Boado, F. 1995. The visibility of the archaeological record and the interpretation of social reality. In Interpreting archaeology. Finding meaning in the past, ed. I. Hodder, M. Shanks, et al., 194–204. Oxford: Routledge.Google Scholar
  4. Criado-Boado, F. 2000. Walking about Lévi-Strauss. Contributions to an archaeology of thought. In Philosophy and archaeological practice. Perspectives for the 21st century, ed. C. Holtorf and H. Karlsson, 277–303. Bricoleur: Göteborg.Google Scholar
  5. Criado-Boado, F. 2001. Problems, functions and conditions of archaeological knowledge. Journal of Social Archaeology 1 (1): 126–143.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Criado-Boado, F., D. Barreiro, and R. Varela-Pousa. 2015. Sustainable archaeology in post-crisis scenarios. In Fernweh: Crossing borders and connecting people in archaeological heritage management. Essays in honour of Prof. Willem JH Willems, 56–60. Leiden: Sidestone Press.Google Scholar
  7. Criado-Boado, F., D. Alonso-Pablos, et al. 2019. Coevolution of visual behaviour, the material world and social complexity, depicted by the eye-tracking of archaeological objects in humans. Scientific Reports 9 (1): 3985.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Parcero, C., and F. Criado-Boado. 2013. Social change, social resistance. A long-term approach to the processes of transformation of social landscapes in NW Iberia. In The prehistory of Iberia: Debating early social stratification and the state, ed. M. Cruz, L. García, and A. Gilman, 249–266. London: Routledge.Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Criado-Boado, F. 2012. Arqueológicas. La Razón Perdida. Barcelona: Bellaterra.Google Scholar
  2. Criado-Boado, F., and V. Villoch. 2000. Monumentalizing landscape: From present perception to the past meaning of Galician megalithism (North-West Iberian Peninsula). European Journal of Archaeology 3 (2): 188–216.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Hernando, A. 2001. Arqueología de la Identidad. Madrid: Akal.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit)Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)Santiago de CompostelaSpain

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jordan Ralph
    • 1
  • Troy Lovata
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologyFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Honors CollegeThe University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA