Dr. Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez
- Research Affiliate in palaeoethnobotany
|Telephone number:||+31 (0)71 527 2727|
|Faculty / Department:||Faculteit Archeologie, Caribbean and Amazonia|
2311 BE Leiden
Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez holds a Doctorate in Anthropology (2005) with special emphasis on palaeoethnobotany from the Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). This doctoral dissertation has received the Medalla Alfonso Caso al Mérito Universitario 2005, an award for the best doctoral dissertation.
Dr. Pagán-Jiménez has more than 16 years of experience in Caribbean archaeology and has worked on numerous archaeological sites on the island of Puerto Rico. He has also undertaken fieldwork or analysed materials from sites on the islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Martin, Cuba and the French Guianas. He is currently director and principal investigator of EK Consultores en Arqueología based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Pagán-Jiménez has also been involved in collaborations with University College London, Universidad de Puerto Rico and Universidad de la Habana.
He has recently been appointed as a Research Affiliate in palaeoethnobotany within Prof. dr Hofman’s NWO funded VICI project ‘Communicating Communities’. His role in this project is the study of regional phyto-cultural dynamics using both local and pan-Caribbean approaches based on starch grain analyses. This perspective will be useful to build up a more precise understanding on the origins and spread of plant use and production through the region and its derived multi-scalar interaction processes.