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Gutierrez, Gerardo Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • I study how human activities generate political and economic arrangements reflected on landscapes and smaller-scale viewscapes. Specifically, I have analyzed the territorial appropriation of large areas by prehistoric political groups: how and why polities formed and expanded their territories, and subsequently adapted to the intrusion of larger states and empires. I am expert in GIS software; have created new applications for the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems; and use terrestrial LiDAR for modelling archaeological and historical sites. Recently, I have focused on other types of viewscapes, caves, murals, and codices, in particular examining ancient pigments through non-destructive analyses. I am currently creating a mobile laboratory with capabilities in XRF, FTIR, FORS, MSI, and hyperspectral spectrometry to test the authenticity of archaeological objects and historical artwork. These new technologies can offer critical insights on archaeological and anthropological questions.

keywords

  • Mesoamerican Archaeology, History of Disasters, Ancient Urbanism, Ancient Imperialism, Ethnohistory, Mesoamerican Tributary Systems, Mesoamerican Writing Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for archaeological applications, Non-destructive analysis of archaeological materials using XRF, FTIR, FORS, MSI and Hyperspectral spectrometry

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ANTH 1145 Exploring a Non-Western Culture: The Aztecs (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4020 Explorations in Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 7030 Seminar: Archaeology (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5400 Research Methods in Archaeology 2 (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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