Robin M. Cordero- (BA, Anthropology, Southwest Texas State University; MA, California State University, Chico; PhD candidate, Anthropology, UNM
Robin M. Cordero has 11 years experience in excavation, survey, analysis and reporting throughout northern California, and northern and central New Mexico. His primary research interests are in bioarchaeology and zooarchaeology with emphases on the transition to agriculture and agricultural intensification, mortuary patterns, and changes in habitual activity patterns. Cordero has served as a Senior Archeologist at OCA since 2006, and has served as a Project Director, Field Director or Crew Chief on more than 25 survey and excavation projects in New Mexico and southeastern Colorado. Among those projects are a 144 acre survey at Cochiti Reservoir; a 667 acre survey of the Rio Grande Bosque for the US Army Corps of Engineers; a 181 acre survey of the Thorton Ranch subdivision in the Galisteo Basin; a multiple-crew survey of 935 acres in the Rio Chama Wildlife Management Area; multiple crew surveys and excavations of the Lee Ranch and El Segundo Coal Mines in the southern San Juan Basin; excavations of Archaic, Developmental Period and Historic sites along the Mid-American Pipeline expansion project; and excavations/analyses of Archaic and Sopris/pre-Sopris sites in the Vermejo Park and Trinidad Reservoir areas near Raton, NM.
Mr. Cordero also is the resident zooarcheologist and bioarcheologist for OCA/UNM. He has assisted various federal and local law enforcement agencies in New Mexico, northern California and Texas in the forensic recovery and analysis of human remains; and has organized or assisted with five workshops on the identification and excavation of human and animal remains to various law enforcement agencies and Native American tribal organizations. He is conducting dissertation research on the impacts of population aggregation and resource intensification on juvenile labor during the Rio Grande Classic Period.