Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

López Varela, Sandra L.

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_2291

Basic Biographical Information

In 1996, the University of London awarded her doctoral degree in archaeology on the basis of her dissertation on classification issues of Maya formative ceramics in northern Belize. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia in 1987 and obtained a Master of Arts in Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology of University College London. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awarded her a postdoctoral grant at the University of Bonn in 1996, where she specialized in archaeological sciences and brought together scientists from the Max Planck, the Freie Universität Berlin, and Leiden University. Since 1998, Sandra L. López Varela has been a full-time research professor at the Anthropology Department of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos in Mexico.

Major Accomplishments

Her current research studies concentrate on the effects of social development policies and institutional economics to combat...

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Further Reading

  1. Litvak King, J. & S.L. López Varela. 1997. El patrimonio arqueológico en México, in E. Florescano (ed.) El patrimonio nacional de México II: 172-97. Biblioteca Mexicana. MÕxico: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Fondo de Cultura Económica.Google Scholar
  2. López Varela, S.L. 2004. Ceramic history of K’axob, the early years, in P.A. McAnany (ed.) K’axob: ritual, work, and family in an ancient Maya village (Monumenta Archaeologica 22): 169-91. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA.Google Scholar
  3. López Varela, S.L. 2012. ArqueologÚa de la memoria: la producción del comal un elemento mnemónico del combate a la pobreza, in F. Schmidt-Welle (ed.) Culturas de la memoria, teoría, historia y praxis simbólica: 81-96. México: Siglo XXI Editores.Google Scholar
  4. López Varela, S.L. & C.D. Dore. 2008. La Arqueologia Aplicada: una alternativa para la protección del patrimonio ante las políticas de desarrollo nacional, in P. Schmidt Schoenberg, E. Ortiz Diaz. & J. Santos Ramírez (ed.) Tributo a Jaime Litvak King: 123-38. México: Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.Google Scholar
  5. - 2010. Social spaces of daily life: a reflexive approach to the analysis of chemical residues by multivariate spatial analysis. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 17(2): 249-78.Google Scholar
  6. Lopez Varela, S.L. & A.E. Foias. 2005. Geographies of power: understanding the nature of terminal classic pottery in the Maya Lowlands. Oxford: Archaeopress.Google Scholar
  7. López Varela, S., A. Van Gijn & L. Jacobs.2002. De-mystifying pottery production in the Maya Lowlands: detection of traces of use-wear on pottery sherds through microscopic analysis and experimental replication. Journal of Archaeological Science 29: 1133-147.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Antropología, Facultad de HumanidadesUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de MorelosCuernavacaMexico