The Boundary End Archaeology Research Center is delighted to announce that our 2021 George Stuart Residential Scholar, Nelda Issa Marengo Camacho, will be arriving at our residential library in January.
Nelda Issa Marengo Camacho is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, where she also obtained her MA. Nelda is from Mexico, where she earned her BA from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla.
Nelda’s dissertation focuses on the bioarchaeology of Chichén Itzá and its surrounding area and seeks to better understand regional mortuary practices and migration patterns. Nelda is a member of the Proyecto Chichén Itzá (INAH, Mexico) and a collaborator at the Bioarchaeology Lab at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. In addition, Nelda has worked on several archaeological projects with multiple institutions in the Yucatán Peninsula and in Central Mexico. She is also interested in conversations with local communities and outreach activities.
While at Boundary End, Nelda will be writing her dissertation and working on publication projects. She will also contribute to George Stuart’s public archaeology legacy by giving public lectures and helping the center with its collection and online presence.