Athens-Oaxaca y puntos intermedios: Steve Kowalewski´s influence in local archaeologists.

Author(s): Nelly Robles Garcia

Year: 2015


One of the major contributions of Dr. Kowalweski has been a dual impact in the development of Oaxacan archaeologists, and his model of engagement with communities where he has studied.

Undoubtedly, Steve has been an example to follow in academia, his Valley of Oaxaca survey expanded on Ignacio Bernal´s pioneer study. He and his associates used the full-coverage strategy for the central valleys and replicated it in the Mixteca Alta.

Steve has always been open to include Mexican archaeologists in his projects; and shares and discusses Oaxaca´s archaeology with all interested colleagues. Ethics permeates his works and by doing that he teaches his assistants a way to perform good social archaeology.

His international students received from him a great input at UGA; he made us feel at home, attended and supervised. At last our staying there will be among our best memories of what it means to be a good teacher and a best friend.

SAA 2015 abstracts made available in tDAR courtesy of the Society for American Archaeology and Center for Digital Antiquity Collaborative Program to improve digital data in archaeology. If you are the author of this presentation you may upload your paper, poster, presentation, or associated data (up to 3 files/30MB) for free. Please visit for instructions and more information.

Cite this Record

Athens-Oaxaca y puntos intermedios: Steve Kowalewski´s influence in local archaeologists.. Nelly Robles Garcia. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395856)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;