Holley-Kline, Samuel


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Grad Status: 
Second Year Cohort

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.