Alejandra Alonso

Maya at the Lago Presenter

Alejandra Alonso has a Bachelor Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the National School of Conservation, Restoration, and Museography (1996), a Master´s Degree in Anthropology from the National University of Mexico (2004), and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Calgary, Canada (2013).

She is appointed as permanent senior archaeological conservator at the National Institute of Anthropology and History since 1993. Alejandra Alonso has teaching experience in conservation of cultural heritage in the National School of Conservation, Restoration, and Museography (ENCRyM Mexico), archaeology, anthropology and Latin American Studies in the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH-INAH), and the University of Calgary.

Her research interests include studies in ancient technology, political economy, and crafting in the domestic household. She has conducted the conservation project of Ek Balam Archaeological Site since 2001. Alejandra Alonso has participated in different conservation and research projects in the Maya area including Kohunlich, Dzibanche, Xuenkal, Copan, and Ek Balam.

She is currently co-directing the Archaeological Project of Ichmul de Morley in collaboration with Dr. Gregory Smith.