Juan José Villarías Robles

Email: juanjose.villarias [at] cchs.csic.es
Phone: (+34) 916022532
Office: 1F23
Científico Titular de OPIS
Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología
Departamento de Antropología
Group: Políticas de la Memoria, Memorias de la Violencia

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Biography

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Position:  Científico titular (Researcher with tenure), since 1999.

Education and Professional Experience:Licenciatura degree in Geography & History (U. of Salamanca, 1981; major in Ancient History). Master of Arts in Anthropology (Louisiana State University, 1985). Ph. D. in History (Complutense University of Madrid, 1992; major in Ancient History and History of the Americas).  Ph. D. in Social & Cultural Anthropology (U. of  Chicago; dissertation defense pending).  Fellow of the Spanish Government (National Program of Training in Research) at the U. of  Salamanca in 1981.  Fulbright scholar at Louisiana State University in 1982 and 1983.  Fellow of the U. S.-Spanish Joint Commission for Educational Cooperation at the U. of Chicago in 1986-1988.  Fellow of the U. of Chicago in 1988-1989.  Fellow of the Spanish Government (National Program for Overseas Training in Research) at the U. of Chicago in 1990-1992.  Fellow of Caja de Madrid Foundation at CSIC in 1997-1998.   Teaching & Research Assistant in Cultural Anthropology at Louisiana State University, Department of Geography and Anthropology, in 1984.  Lecturer of Spanish at the U. of Chicago, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, in 1988-1990.  Lecturer  in the M. A. Program in Hispanic Studies at CSIC from 2001 to 2013.  Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at CSIC in 2006 and 2007. Chairman of Research Group “Antropología Comparada de España y América” of CSIC from 2006 to 2010. Vice-chairman of Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología of CSIC in 2014 and 2015. Member of the board that governs the Humanities & Social Sciences Division at CSIC from 2015 to 2017.  Vice-chairman of Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología of CSIC for a second term in 2017 and 2018.  He belongs to the American Anthropological Association, the American Society for Ethnohistory, and the National Geographic Society.

Research Interests: Ancient History; Social, Economic, and Political Anthropology; Formation and development of early states in the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East; Indian cultures and civilizations in Latin America (especially in the Central Andes); Revitalization Movements.

Research Experience: Licenciatura thesis entitled A Critique of the enigma of Tartessus (1981). M. A. thesis entitled The Controversy over the Incan Empire's Economic System: The Past Hundred Years (1985).  Ph. D. dissertation entitled:  The Problem of Understanding Early Complex Societies with Regard on the Controversy over The Incan Empire's Economic System (1992).  Participation in archaeological projects in the United States and Spain between 1975 and 1984.  Since 1993, he has worked for about ten projects of both historical and anthropological interest, regarding the culture and history of Andean America as well as the prehistory and early history of Southern Iberia.

Publications over the Past Five Years:

2013. La ubicación de Qanata y los dos lugares fundacionales de la Villa de Oropeza, Cochabamba, Bolivia (siglos XV y XVI); with David M. Pereira Herrera.  Cochabamba, Bolivia: JGM Impresores.  ISBN: 978-99954-2-810-5.

2014. “The role of neo-tectonics in the sedimentary infilling and geomorphological evolution of the Guadalquivir estuary (Gulf of Cadiz, SW Spain) during the Holocene”; with Antonio Rodríguez-Ramírez, Enrique Flores-Hurtado, Carmen Contreras, Gonzalo Jiménez-Moreno, José N. Pérez-Asensio, José Antonio López-Sáez, Sebastián Celestino-Pérez, Enrique Cerrillo-Cuenca, and Ángel León; in Geomorphology 219, pp. 126-140 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.05.0040169-555X).

2015, “Atlantic Extreme Wave Events during the last four millennia BP in the Guadalquivir estuary, SW Spain,” with Antonio Rodríguez-Ramírez, José N. Pérez-Asensio, Ana Santos, Gonzalo Jiménez-Moreno, Carmen Contreras, Eduardo Mayoral, Sebastián Celestino-Pérez, Enrique Cerrillo-Cuenca, José Antonio López-Sáez, and Ángel León; in Quaternary Research 83, pp. 24-40, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2014.08.005).

2015, “Impact of late-Holocene aridification trend, climate variability and geodynamic control on the environment from a coastal area in SW Spain”, with Gonzalo Jiménez-Moreno, Antonio Rodríguez-Ramírez, José N. Pérez-Asensio, José S. Carrión, José Antonio López-Sáez, Sebastián Celestino-Pérez, Enrique Cerrillo-Cuenca, Ángel León, and Carmen Contreras; in The Holocene 25 (4), pp. 607-617.  DOI: 10.1177/0959683614565955.

2016. “Geomorphological record of extreme wave events during Roman times in the Guadalquivir estuary (Gulf of Cadiz, SW Spain): An archaeological and paleogeographical approach,” with Antonio Rodríguez-Ramírez, José N. Pérez-Asensio, Ana Santos, Juan Antonio Morales,  Sebastián Celestino-Pérez, Ángel León, and Francisco Javier Santos-Arévalo; in Geomorphology 261, pp. 103–118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.02.030.

2016. “Terence S. Turner,” in Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares 71 (1), pp. 291-301.

2016. “Razones geológicas, arqueológicas y antropológicas de la conservación de Doñana: El Proyecto Hinojos (2005-2013),” with Sebastián Celestino-Pérez, Enrique Cerrillo-Cuenca, Ángel León, José Antonio López-Sáez, José N. Pérez-Asensio, and Antonio Rodríguez-Ramírez; in Miguel Ferrer (ed.), Anejos Arbor 11: 50 Aniversario de la Estación Biológica de Doñana (ISBN: 978-84-00-10101-5), pp. 81-100.  Madrid: CSIC.

2017. “Paleogeography of the Gulf of Cadiz in SW Iberia during the Second Millennium BCE,” by Antonio Rodríguez-Ramírez and Juan J. R. Villarías-Robles.  In S. A. Paipetis (ed.), Ancient Greece and Contemporary World: The Influence of Greek Thought on Philosophy, Science and Technology. An International Conference (Ancient Olympia, 28-31 August 2016) (ISBN: 978-960-530-171-2), pp. 123-132. Athens: University of Patras & International Center for Sciences and Hellenic Values.

2017. “Palaiogeôgraphía tou Kólpou tou Kádith stê votiodytikée Ibêriké katá tê diárkeia tês 2ês chilietías p. Ch.,” by Antonio Rodríguez-Ramírez and Juan J. R. Villarías-Robles.  In S. A. Paipetis (ed.), Ê ARCHAIA ELLADA KAI O SYGCHRONOS KOSMOS: Ê epídrasê tês archaías ellenikês sképsês stê philosophía, tên epistêmê kai tên technología.  Diethnés Synédrio, Archaía Olympía, 28-31 Augoústou 2016 (ISBN: 978-960-530-170-5), pp. 225-254. Athens: University of Patras & International Center for Sciences and Hellenic Values.

2017. “The Representation of the Kingdom of Tartessus by the Ancient Greeks Revisited:  New Evidence for a Forgotten Cause,” by Juan J. R. Villarías-Robles and Antonio Rodríguez-Ramírez.  In S. A. Paipetis (ed.), Ancient Greece and Contemporary World: The Influence of Greek Thought on Philosophy, Science and Technology. An International Conference (Ancient Olympia, 28-31 August 2016) (ISBN: 978-960-530-171-2), pp. 133-141. Athens: University of Patras & International Center for Sciences and Hellenic Values.

2017. “Ê epanexétasê tês avaparástasês tou basileíou tês Tartêssou apó tous archaíous ´Ellênes: véa stoicheía yia mia Xechasménê upóthesê”, por Juan J. R. Villarías-Robles y Antonio Rodríguez-Ramírez.  En S. A. Paipetis (ed.), Ê ARCHAIA ELLADA KAI O SYGCHRONOS KOSMOS: Ê epídrasê tês archaías ellenikês sképsês stê philosophía, tên epistêmê kai tên technología.  Diethnés Synédrio, Archaía Olympía, 28-31 Augoústou 2016 (ISBN: 978-960-530-170-5), pp. 255-268. Athens: University of Patras & International Center for Sciences and Hellenic Values.

2018. “The Guadalquivir Estuary: Spits and Marshes,” with Antonio Rodríguez-Ramírez, José Noel Pérez-Asensio & Sebastián Celestino-Pérez (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93169-2_22). In J. A. Morales (ed.), The Spanish Coastal Systems (Online ISBN: 978-3-319-93169-2), pp. 517-541. Cham (Suiza): Springer.

2018. “Mid-late Holocene environmental and cultural dynamics at the south-west tip of Europe (Doñana National Park, SW Iberia, Spain),” with José Antonio López-Sáez, Sebastián Pérez-Díaz, Antonio Rodríguez-Ramírez, Antonio Blanco-González, Reyes Luelmo-Lautenschlaeger, Gonzalo Jiménez-Moreno, Sebastián Celestino-Pérez, Enrique Cerrillo-Cuenca, José N. Pérez-Asensio & Ángel León. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 22, pp. 58-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.09.014

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