Archaeological Heritage Management in Mexico: Current Panorama

Author(s): Jorge Rios Allier

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

This poster examines the innovations of different finance mechanisms for cultural heritage management (FMCRM) in support of open archaeological sites at the subnational level in Mexico in the last few years. The federal states (subnational level) that have implemented these policies for at least ten years have had diverse designs, implementations, and results. This study aims to show the findings in the literature about the use of financial mechanisms for the application of cultural heritage management in Mexico and other countries experiences, their definition according to their legal framework, the possible dependence on changes regarding political alignment or their socio-economic context. Based on these early studies, this study anticipates that finance mechanisms are firmly related to the political ideology of the current government at national and subnational levels but does not highlight the existence of a relationship with economic growth indicators. This study also emphasizes that the creation of these financial mechanisms for the management of cultural heritage leads to the first steps towards decentralization of the cultural sector as they transfer operational decision-making and collection capacity to the sub-national levels.

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Archaeological Heritage Management in Mexico: Current Panorama. Jorge Rios Allier. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450327)

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

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Abstract Id(s): 24784