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Patricia Murrieta-Flores

  • MSc, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Lancaster University
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in Patricia's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5Followers


Patricia Murrieta-Flores is a PhD Researcher at the ACRG working with Dr. David Wheatley and Dr. Leonardo García Sanjuán at the University of Seville, Spain. She is a Mexican archaeologist and she did her BA at the National School of Anthropology and History in Mexico City graduating top of her class. She obtained a SEDESOL Scholarship to do her undergraduate degree. She worked for the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) for several years, becoming head of the cartography unit of the INAH-Chiapas Centre. Later on she worked for the National Coordination of Archaeology developing different projects. With a fellowship granted by the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) she continued her studies at the University of Southampton receiving a Master of Science in Archaeological Computing (Spatial Technologies) in 2007. Her current research is also funded by CONACYT. Her main interest resides in the development and implementation of new theoretical and methodological tools to study human movement during prehistory through computational and statistical approaches. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and High Performance Computing (HPC), she aims to explore and identify particular spatial patterns related to this phenomenon. Taking as main case study the Copper (c. 3100-2100 BCE) and Bronze (c. 2100-850 BCE) Age societies of south-western Spain, her research constitutes the first study to explore the degree of residential mobility reached by the prehistoric societies of Iberia. Although her main research is concerned with prehistory, she is also involved in several projects looking at the mobility of Late Antique societies in the Balearic Islands and the history and archaeology of the Colonial period in Mexico, specifically of sugar production in sugar cane haciendas. She also collaborates with several Spanish institutions carrying out archaeological surveys and geophysics programmes with the University of Barcelona and the University Rovira I Virgili in Tarragona.

Recent publications

  • The megalithic phenomenon in Southern Spain: Approaching the landscape dimension.

    • Wheatley D
    • García Sanjuán L
    • Murrieta Flores P
    • et al.
  • Travelling in a Prehistoric Landscape: Exploring the possible influences that shape human movement.

    • Murrieta Flores P

Professional experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Lancaster University

April 2012 - Present


PhD Spatial technologies

Archaeological Computing Research Group (ACRG), School of Humanities, University of Southampton

October 2008 - January 2012(3 years)

MSc Archaeological Computing

Archaeological Computing Research Group (ACRG), School of Humanities, University of Southampton

September 2006 - September 2007(a year)

BA Archaeology

ENAH | Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia

November 1998 - November 2003(5 years)

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