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Alexander Geurds

Associate Professor


Alexander Geurds currently is Associate Professor at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford and also Associate Professor in the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University. He furthermore holds a position as Assistant Professor Adjunct at the University of Colorado (Boulder) and served as Academic Director of the Netherlands Research School for Archaeology ARCHON (2015-2018). A Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Society, he has carried out archaeological fieldwork in the Netherlands, the Antilles, Mexico and Nicaragua and researched museum collections and archives throughout Latin America. He is the founding editor of the book series The Early Americas: History and Culture at Brill Publishers. He recently co-edited The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization (2017) and is currently working on a monograph on prehistoric stone sculpture from central Nicaragua. His work has regularly featured in featured in different media, and is further promoted by his role as a National Geographic Explorer.

Primarily working on the prehistory of Middle and South America, his broader research interests focus on monumental sculpture, technology and practice in prehistory, archaeological ethics, the contemporary conditions of archaeological fieldwork and the history of archaeology in the Americas.