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Robin M. Cordero Robin Cordero

Robin M. Cordero

BA, Anthropology, Southwest Texas State University
MA, California State University, Chico

Curriculum Vitae

Robin M. Cordero has 8 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.

Prior to arriving at OCA in 2006, Robin M. Cordero was employed as a supervisory archaeologist/crew chief on over 20 survey and excavation projects in New Mexico.  While obtaining his MA, he also gained 3 years experience as a crew chief/field technician on excavation and survey projects across northern California, as well as sub-contracting as a human osteologist to various CRM companies and federal agencies.  Robin M. Cordero also has assisted various federal and local law enforcement agencies in northern California and Texas in the forensic recovery and analysis of human remains.

Robin M. Cordero has authored, co-authored, or provided chapters for 20 technical cultural resource management reports, has presented or been co-presenter of 6 papers at professional meetings, and co-authored a chapter in the upcoming edited volume Neanderthals Revisited: New Approaches and Perspectives.  In addition, he occasionally teaches courses in Human Biology and Introduction to Biological Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, where he is currently working towards his Ph.D. in biological anthropology.