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Angel Rivera Guzman

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A.I. Rivera Guzman
+31 71 527 2727

Archaeologist, working at the Dirección de Registro Público de Monumentos y Zonas Arqueológicos (DRPMZA) of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), Mexico.


Licenciatura en Arqueología. Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia. México, D.F.
Tesis: El patrón de asentamiento en la Mixteca Baja de Oaxaca: análisis del área de Tequixtepec-Chazumba. Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia. 1999. (Director: Dr. Román Piña Chan)


Regional archaeology, particularly the archaeology, iconography and indigenous history of the Oaxaca region.
In this context participation in / direction of numerous archaeological projects and fieldworks in Mexico, most recently:

  • Reconocimiento arqueológico en Santa Cruz Tepenixtahuaca, Costa de Oaxaca.Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.

  • La iconografía de las urnas de la Mixteca Baja. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.

  • Reinterpretación del hallazgo de la tumba 7 (coordinated by Dr. Nelly Robles). Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.

PhD research project

The PhD research is funded by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico) and carried out at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, in connection with the project 'Time in Intercultural Context: The Indigenous Calendars of Mexico and Guatemala' (which is directed by Prof. Dr. Maarten E.R.G.N. Jansen and receives financial support from the European Research Council through ERC Advanced Grant No: 295434).

The PhD research focuses on the 'Writing and Iconography of Western Oaxaca, Mexico, between 500 B.C. and A.D. 900'.

The dissertation interpretes the most important reliefs and inscriptions as well as monuments and decorated ceramics of the Preclassic and Classic periods, contributing to a better understanding of the development of artistic themes and historical register, while also analyzing continuities and changes in the graphic system itself.

Guest Staff Member

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Heritage
  • Heritage of Indigenous Peoples

Work address

Van Steenis Building
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden


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