Sam Holley-Kline

Sam Holley-Kline
Florida State University | FSU · Department of History

PhD

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Introduction
Regional interests in Mexican Gulf Coast/Totonacapan, historical interests in late 19th through 20th century, topical interests in cultural heritage, politics of archaeology, extractive industries, materiality, and landscape. Ethnographic, archival and geospatial approaches.
Education
September 2013 - June 2019
Stanford University
Field of study
  • Anthropology
September 2013 - January 2015
Stanford University
Field of study
  • Anthropology
September 2008 - May 2012
DePauw University
Field of study
  • Anthropology and Spanish

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Publications (11)
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In this paper, I examine a case of dispossession that made land belonging to Indigenous Totonac residents of San Antonio Ojital part of the archaeological site of El Tajín. To do so, I examine the failure of a 2016 claim made to Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos. Rather than this being a case of purpose-driven dispossession or an unint...
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This article assesses the relationships between archaeology and wage labor in twentieth-century Mexico through an analysis of governmental payroll records from El Tajin, Veracruz. For Indigenous Totonac workers, the long-term presence of archaeological labor provided opportunities for income and social mobility in a context of dispossession and pro...
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La historiografía de la arqueología mexicana suele enfocarse en los hallazgos y las interpretaciones de los arqueólogos conocidos; tal ha sido el caso de la zona arqueológica El Tajín, Veracruz. Investigaciones recientes en la historia de arqueología han analizado los contextos sociohistóricos de la disciplina, incluso los papeles de los trabajador...
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This article discusses the American Compañía Stanford’s efforts to drill an oil well on the outskirts of the archaeological site of El Tajín, Mexico, during the 1930s. Drawing on recent scholarly efforts to think beyond archaeology and the nation state, this article problematizes the notion of a unitary state behind the concept of nationalist archa...
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In this paper, we propose a methodological intervention for the field of heritage studies: heritage trekking. Involving story-trekking, mapping, and data integration, heritage trekking draws from interdisciplinary approaches to develop a methodology with implications for heritage scholarship and management. We employ heritage trekking in two contra...
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SOBRE EL LIBRO: Los autores de este libro trabajan líneas analíticas que vertebran la obra completa; exploran y exponen casos particulares alusivos al rescate del Patrimonio Industrial, desde sus respectivos espacios y trayectorias. Se encuentran trabajos que señalan espacios simbólicos, identificados por lenguajes técnicos y arquitectónicos único...
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La historiografía de la arqueología mexicana suele enfocarse en los hallazgos y las interpretaciones de los arqueólogos conocidos; tal ha sido el caso de la zona arqueológica El Tajín, Veracruz. Investigaciones recientes en la historia de arqueología han analizado los contextos sociohistóricos de la disciplina, incluso los papeles de los trabajador...
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In this article, I build on critiques of the “local” trope in archaeology by suggesting that the scalar dimensions of the “local“ are worth considering in terms of recent thinking on scale in human geography, particularly in the work of Richard Howitt. Employing Howitt’s conception of scale as size, level, and relation, I develop a case study cente...

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Projects (2)
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This project aims to understand the long-term effects of oil prospecting (successful and failed) for the Indigenous Totonac, Teenek, and Nahua communities of north Veracruz.
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Dissertation project to analyze the indigenous histories silenced in the creation of a zona arqueológica from a landscape of pre-Hispanic mounds.