Beatriz Marin-Aguilera

Beatriz Marin-Aguilera
University of Cambridge | Cam · McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

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July 2013 - March 2016
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain
Position
  • Researcher
November 2012 - October 2014
Complutense University of Madrid
Position
  • Graduate teaching assistant
Description
  • Optional course: Mediterranean Archaeology Core course: Prehistoric Archaeology and Archaeological method Core course: Archaeological theory
November 2010 - October 2014
Complutense University of Madrid
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
November 2008 - September 2010
Complutense University of Madrid
Field of study
  • Prehistory, Archaeology
September 2008 - June 2009
Complutense University of Madrid
Field of study
  • Education
February 2008 - August 2008
Helwan University
Field of study
  • Egyptology

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Having followed with great interest the latest scholarly literature on ontology-related archaeologies, especially in this journal, this essay will problematise the extractive nature of much of this scholarship in the long-history of Western imperialism, in which Indigenous knowledge has been collected, depoliticised, classified, and then re-signifi...
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Large and complex settlements appeared across the north Mediterranean during the period 1000–500 bc, from the Aegean basin to Iberia, as well as north of the Alps. The region also became considerably more interconnected. Urban life and networks fostered new consumption practices, requiring different economic and social structures to sustain them. T...
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Archaeologists, like many other scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities, are particularly concerned with the study of past and present subalterns. Yet the very concept of ‘the subaltern’ is elusive and rarely theorized in archaeological literature, or it is only mentioned in passing. This article engages with the work of Gramsci and Patricia...
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This chapter discusses the idea of colonial borderlands and mestizaje by confronting textual discourses on violence and resistance with the archaeology of everyday life in the area of Valdivia, southern Chile. In doing so, it brings the agency of native communities to the forefront of the discussion of colonial borderlands and provides a more nuanc...
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Studying textile production in the middle Guadiana basin between the seventh and fifth centuries BC, this article reveals the significance of textiles for the development and change of economic complexity in rural societies in Iron Age south-western Iberia. Textiles were at the very heart of the economic transformation of the area in this period. T...
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Dressing the sacrifice: textiles, textile production and the sacrificial economy at Casas del Turuñuelo in fifth-century BC Iberia - Volume 93 Issue 370 - Beatriz Marín-Aguilera, Esther Rodríguez-González, Sebastián Celestino, Margarita Gleba
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Purple textiles were highly valued in the ancient Mediterranean as a symbol of prestige, social status and power. Despite the numerous publications focused on the production and spread of purple dye technologies, the discussion regarding this particular dye has often been compartmentalised regionally (eastern or western Mediterranean) and chronolog...
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Resistance in Mexico - In the Lands of Fire and Sun: Resistance and Accommodation in the Huichol Sierra, 1723–1930. By Michele McArdle Stephens. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. Pp. 222. $50.00 cloth. - Volume 76 Issue 1 - Beatriz Marín-Aguilera
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Frontiers of Evangelization: Indians in the Sierra Gorda and Chiquitos Missions. By Robert H. Jackson. Norman: Oklahoma University Press, 2017. Pp. 208. 34 Illustrations. Two appendixes. Notes. Index. $36.00 cloth. - Volume 76 Issue 1 - Beatriz Marín-Aguilera
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There are clear signs of a Phoenician presence within the Greek community in Pithekoussai. Phoenician graffiti on amphorae, and several vessels and plates have been found in Greek sites on Ischia, and it is therefore very likely that a group of Phoenicians lived among Greek settlers on the island.
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The archaeology of indigenous houses in the western Mediterranean during the Orientalising period has been largely neglected. Scholars have traditionally focused on funerary contexts and the ‘Orientalising’ style of native elites, to the point that we know little of the everyday life of people before and during colonial contact in Italy and Iberia....
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International cultural development projects entail a neoliberal agenda that frequently echoes colonial ideologies and discourses. Using the case study of Chaouen, a northern city in Morocco, I argue in this paper that former colonies and aid-receiving countries usually overlap, and serve the former metropolises to continue controlling the former co...
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International cultural development projects entail a neoliberal agenda that frequently echoes colonial ideologies and discourses. Using the case study of Chaouen, a northern city in Morocco, I argue in this paper that former colonies and aid-receiving countries usually overlap, and serve the former metropolises to continue controlling the former co...
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Turuñuelo of Guereña (Badajoz, Spain) Importance of textile production in relation with other crafts: agriculture, animal husbandry, metalwork, pottery making, etc. - Textile economy: workshops & domestic production – who made the textiles? How many hours took to produce them? - Trade: textiles as prestigious gifts, as exchange – who trade the text...
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Since the 19th century, Spain was repeatedly ‘orientalised’ by northern Europeans, as foreign visitors and diplomats indulged in oriental fantasies when reflecting on the Muslim-Arab heritage of the Peninsula and its people. Orientalist narratives and stereotypes created an alienation in Spaniards, raising fuddling questions about their cultural id...
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Durante las tres ultimas decadas, numerosos/as arqueologos/as han discutido extensamente sobre el ritual funerario original de las poblaciones del sur iberico entre los siglos ix y vi a.c., esto es, cremacion o inhumacion. Este debate esta ademas conectado con la existencia o no de complejidad social antes de la llegada fenicia, con la aparicion de...
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Over the last three decades, there has been wide discussion among archaeologists on the origins of the funerary rituals in South Iberia between the 9th to 6th centuries BC, namely cremations or inhumations. This debate is connected with the existence of social complexity in the region prior to the Phoenician arrival, the emergence of an 'Orientalis...
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Del colonialismo y otros demonios: fenicios en el sur peninsular entre los siglos IX y VII/VI a.C. Resumen: A finales del siglo IX a.C., los fenicios fundaron asentamientos permanentes a lo largo del Mediterráneo. El objetivo de este estudio es analizar no tanto dichos asentamientos como la influencia que ha ejercido el colonialismo europeo en el m...
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By the end of the 9th century BC, Phoenicians set up permanent settlements around the Mediterranean Basin. This study aims at discussing how European colonialism has influenced the way in which we understand Phoenician contact with native populations. Because Mediterranean archaeology has always paid more attention to the colonizers than to the rel...
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Análisis de 25 escarabeos, escaraboides y sellos procedentes de Extremadura. Se analiza su tipología, origen, cronología, dispersión geográfica, iconografía y contexto sociocultural. En conjunto, documentan el uso de este tipo de piezas desde el 700 hasta el 400 a.C., cuya función mágico-religiosa y socioeconómica fue asimilada por las poblaciones...

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Our knowledge of Tartessos is based mainly on isolated objects and on the necropolis excavated in the past century, as well as some remains of the urban layout and walls that have barely given any information about the complex social system of this culture. All this information belongs to researches that lack an architectonic spatial analysis within the territory where the Tartesic culture was developed, the Southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, in a period characterized by the Mediterranean colonization of Phoenicians and Greeks, between the IX and the VI centuries BCE. The main objective of this project is the characterization of the Tartesic material culture sensibly complemented by our actual knowledge through the architectonic study of public buildings excavated in the past two decades. Until this moment, only the layouts a have been studied and some interpretations of their function have been given, but lack an analysis of the architectonic model, limited almost exclusively to planimetric documentation. Therefore, we want to introduce the concept of architecture as an element integrated within a territory, at the same time that we consider it fundamental for the analysis of the perception that society had at the time of that architecture, as well as the impact of this architecture in the mentality of this society. We postulate a new analytical system consisting in the study of the construction, the establishment of comparisons among this analysis and the interpretation of the results obtained. For this to be done, we want to unite traditional architectonic studies, the symbolic expression of these construction, and the environmental analysis of the territory where these constructions are located. This new methodological model is susceptible of being applied to other cultural and chronological spheres, which means a high level of impact of this project. This proyect has a strong multidisciplinary character, though having a solid archaeologycal bases, derived from the need to tecnically analyze the constructive systems of this buildings, being able to manage the large amount of data obtained from aereal and LiDAR surveys, as well as studing the anthropological connotations of this phenomenon.