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Dr Marisa Lazzari

Public engagement

In 2007, I co-organized the “First Meeting of Community and Academic Cultural Heritage Managers”, Quilmes, Tucumán, Argentina, in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology and Museum (U.  of Tucumán), Comunidad India de Quilmes, and the Provincial Culture Entity of Tucumán (July 10-11).

This experience lead to the design of the Research Networking Grant awarded by AHRC in 2010, which provided the framework for both academic and community activities related to contemporary indigenous claims around archaeological heritage in NW Argentina.

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Contribution to discipline

In 2013, I co-organised workshop Archaeology of the Formative period in Argentina: a meeting to integrate areas and sub-disciplines, review concepts and enhance current research impact, with Dr Alejandra Korstanje and colleagues at the Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Universty of Tucuman.  Tafí del Valle, Tucumán, Argentina, 11-13 April.

The papers presented were published in a peer-reviewed Open Access book with the sponsorship of the Sociedad Argentina de Antropología. The book is the first synthetic overview of NW Argentina's Formative period created in decades, coombining critical revisions with the latest research by leading teams working in the area. The book can be accessed here:

We are currently working on developing an educational website and book oriented to schools and stakeholder communities basd on the contents of this book (see Public engagement).



Journals: Journal of Social Archaeology; World Archaeology; Cambridge Archaeological Journal; Journal of Archeological Science; International Journal of Heritage; Intersecciones (Journal of the University of Olavarría, Argentina); Cuadernos del INAPL (Journal of the Institute of Anthropology, Secretary of Culture, Argentina); Arqueología Sur/Sudamericana.

Books:   Procesos Sociales Prehispánicos en los Andes Meridionales (Nielsen et al. eds, U. of Jujuy Press, Argentina); Physical, chemical and biological indicators in Argentine archaeology: theory, methods and applications, BAR International series (Kligmann, D & M. Morales, eds).

Grants: National Fund for Scientific and Technological Research (FONCyT, ANPCyT Argentina); National Council for Science and Technology (CONICYT-Chile).



The first workshop organised under the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Networking Grant (UK) “Identities as socio- material networks: past and present configurations in South America and beyond"  took place in Horco-Molle, Tucumán, Argentina, 28-29 April 2011.

The workshop lasted 2 days, in which six discussion sessions covered a wide variety of topics from the Americas, the UK and Australia. Presentations were made by archaeologists, historians, anthropologists and heritage studies scholars from Argentina, Australia, UK, and France. We were lucky to have an enthusiastic audience of colleagues and students that shared their views in the final plenary discussion. The workshop was covered by the provincial press: