Alejandro Figueroa

Alejandro J. Figueroa

Primary Field
Archaeology
https://anthropology.missouri.edu/
Postdoctoral Scholar; Anthropology and MU Research Reactor, University of Missouri, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Archaeology, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology, rock art, human-environment dynamics, community archaeology, Honduras
Biography

I am currently a Preparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow in the Anthropology Department at Mizzou as well as an NSF-SPRF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Archaeometry Lab at the University of Missouri Research Reactor. My research examines how humans interact with and give meaning to their surroundings. I have approached this topic from a variety of perspectives including the reconstruction of ancient landscapes and human-environment dynamics using zooarchaeology and geoarchaeology, landscape studies of modern placemaking, and iconographic and statistical analyses of Mesoamerican and Central American rock art imagery. I consider mentorship (particularly or underrepresented communities), community engagement, and science communication fundamental pillars of my work. For more a list of publications and other materials I’ve created please visit my Academia page at: https://missouri.academia.edu/AlejandroFigueroa

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Geographic Areas of Expertise United States
Plains
North Dakota
Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere
Honduras
Languages
English
French
Portuguese
Spanglish
Spanish
Organizations
Curriculum Vitae
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