Tatiana Vleminq-Mendieta

Academic Interests: Dental Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Andean Archaeology, Sudanese Archaeology, migrations and population origins, biodistance

Status: Ph.D. Candidate

M.Sc. Thesis Title: The Muddle in the Middle? Characterising Population Diversity in the Coastal Central Peru in the Prehispanic Period, using Dental Non-Metric Traits

M.A. Thesis Title: Grenouilles et crapauds dans l'iconographie Mochica. Les anoures dans la cosmovision précolombienne du Pérou

Previous Degrees: M.Sc. (2016), Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology, University College London; M.A. (2015), Pre-Columbian Art History and Archaeology, Université Libre de Bruxelles; B.A. (2012), Art History, Universidad de León; B.A. (2008), Journalism, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Contact Information: tatiana@vlemincq.com

Biography: Tatiana is a Ph.D. candidate studying population dynamics and characteristics in Prehispanic South America using dental morphology. She has been working in Peru since 2013, excavating and analyzing human remains from several archaeological sites including Pachacámac, Chavín de Huántar and San José de Moro. As a bioarchaeologist she has also worked at the British Museum analyzing the osteological collection from Kawa (post-meroitic Sudanese site), as well as being the bioarchaeologist on site in British Museum-led excavations in Sudan. Due to her interest in Spanish history she became involved as a forensic anthropologist with the ARMH (Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica) recovering victims from the Spanish Civil War and returning the remains to their families.

Publications and Presentations:

Vlemincq-Mendieta, T., Hillson, S., Owens, L. S., Eeckhout, P. A., and Makowski, K., 2019. The muddle in the middle: Dental morphological assessment of population diversity on the Peruvian Central Coast during the Prehispanic Period. Poster presentation at the 88th AAPA Annual Meeting, Cleveland, USA.

Vlemincq-Mendieta, T., 2017. Bioarchaeological analysis. In: Excavations within the Kushite Cemetery at Kawa. Sudan and Nubia 21, pp. 123-127.

Vlemincq-Mendieta, T., Eeckhout, P. and Owens, L. S., 2017. Whence the Ychsma? An archaeological and osteological approach. Podium presentation at the South American Archaeology Seminar Series: London, Institute of Archaeology, UCL.

Vlemincq-Mendieta, T. and Hillson, S., 2017. The Muddle in the Middle? Characterising population diversity in coastal Central Peru in the Prehispanic Period, using dental non-metric traits. Poster presentation at the 17th International Symposium on Dental Morphology (ISDM), Université de Bourdeaux, France.

Vlemincq-Mendieta, T., 2017. Prehispanic population dynamics in the central coast of Peru: evidence from dental morphology. Poster presentation at the 19th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO), Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

Vlemincq-Mendieta, T., 2015. Representation of frogs and toads in Moche iconography. Poster presentation at the SAA 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Muro, L., Brown, N., Delgado, A, and Vlemincq-Mendieta, T., 2015. Community Archaeology at San Jose de Moro. Poster presentation at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley, CA.

Vlemincq-Mendieta, T., 2014. Moche frogs, toads and fertility: It's Raining Frogs? Podium presentation at the South American Archaeology Seminar Series: London, Institute of Archaeology, UCL.