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Edgar Alarcón

UGA Arch
Ph.D. Candidate
Research Assistant, Center for Applied Isotope Studies

Edgar’s research centers individual lifetimes and past communities as lenses through which to examine wider ecological and social contexts. Edgar attempts to understand aspects of the lived-experience of past individuals through an osteobiographical approach when considering the diets, physical activity and subsistence practices of individuals at snapshots in time. Edgar’s research is situated on the cusp of Spanish colonization near what would become Mexico City. 

Of note:

2020 Franklin-Liverpool Short-Term International Research Fellowship (canceled due to COVID-19)

Education:

B.A., University of Chicago, 2013

Research Interests:

Bioarchaeology, human osteology, stable isotope analysis, dental non-metric biodistance analysis, Central Mexico, Colonial period, southern Basin of Mexico, Early Formative Mesoamerica, Neolithic transitions, subsistence change, structural adaptation of bone, cross-sectional geometry, pQCT, phytolith analysis, mortuary practice, ritual, Classic period censers

Selected Publications:

2021               Edgar Alarcón Tinajero, and Jorge Gómez-Valdés. Physical Activity and Bone Remodeling: Agriculture in early Colonial San Gregorio Atlapulco, American Journal of Physical Anthropology 174, 2-‌2.

2019                Edgar Alarcón Tinajero, Christopher Morehart, and Angela C. Huster. Una clasificación preliminar de los adornos de incensarios epiclásicos a partir del sitio de Los Mogotes, Estado de México.  In Proyecto de Ecología Histórica del Norte de la Cuenca de México: Informe de la Temporada de Campo 2018, edited by Christopher T. Morehart, pp. 216-232. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Tempe.

2019                Edgar Alarcón Tinajero and David S. Leigh. Preliminary Phytolith Results from Alluvial Arroyo Sediments at the “Cliff Site”, Mixteca Alta Highlands, Oaxaca, Mexico. Poster presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America.

2019                Rudolf Cesaretti, Megan Parker, Edgar Alarcón Tinajero, Dean Blumenfeld, Antonio Lorenzini, and Christopher T. Morehart. [Excavations at] Operation 8. In Proyecto de Ecología Histórica del Norte de la Cuenca de México: Informe anual de la Temporada de Campo 2018, edited by Christopher T. Morehart, pp. 23-44. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Tempe.

2018                Christopher T. Morehart, Rudolf Cesaretti, Dean Blumenfeld, Edgar Alarcón, and Megan Parker. La Continuación de las Investigaciones en la Operación 5. In Proyecto de Ecología Histórica del Norte de la Cuenca de México: Informe de la Temporada de Campo 2017, edited by Christopher Morehart, pp. 10-35. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Tempe.

Grants:

2021                            Melissa Hague Field Study Award

2021                            Janis Faith Steingruber Student Travel Award

2020                            Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant, University of Georgia Graduate School 

2020                            Norman Herz Small Grant for Student Research, Center for Applied Isotopes      

2019                            Summer Research Travel Grant, University of Georgia Graduate School

2019                            Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant, University of Georgia Graduate School

2019                            Center for Applied Isotopes Travel Grant

2019                            Norman Herz Small Grant for Student Research, Center for Applied Isotopes 

2018                            Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute Travel Award

2017                            Rhodes Pre-Dissertation Award, Department of Anthropology 

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