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Samuel Holley-Kline

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Samuel Holley-Kline

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Research Interests: 
Mexican archaeology, historical archaeology, cultural heritage, disciplinary histories, and ethnographic methods


My research focuses on the political economy and recent history of the archaeological site of El Tajín, Veracruz, Mexico. Specifically, I intend to examine the trajectories of heritage management, oil development, and archaeological research from historical and ethnographic perspectives. In 2014, I conducted research focused on mapping histories of movement in the region of El Tajín, while investigations in 2012-2013 focused on heritage as practice with an emphasis on labor relations in the site. I graduated from DePauw University in 2012 with a BA in anthropology and Spanish. Outside of El Tajín, I have been involved with ethnographic research in Cuetzalan, Puebla, and archaeological research in Rancho Kiuic, Yucatán.