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Timothy Herrera

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  • Title: Graduate Student
  • Phone: (541) 346-5109
  • Office: Condon Hall 366 Yellow
  • Adviser: Dr. Lynn Stephen
  • Interests: Ethnobotany, Globalization, Migration, Immigration Issues, Indigenous Rights, Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Cultures, Mesoamerican Studies, Native American Studies, and Iconography


B.A., Anthropology, Minor in Philosophy Texas State University, 2016
    Thesis: Iconography of the Flora Depicted in the Mixtec Codex Zouche-Nuttall 

CV Summary

Special Projects

June 2014- Present- Laboratory Tech at the Histology/Pathology department at Central Texas Medical Center, Clinical Pathology Associates

August 2013- Present- Internship and Texas Botanical Research, The San Marcos Nature Center.

Academic Positions

Fall 2015- Independent Study on Ethnobotany, Texas State University.

July 2015- Archeological Field School in St. George’s Caye, Belize, Texas State University.

May 2014- Human Remains Recovery Course at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility, Texas State University.

August 2013-May 2014- Internship at the Osteology Research and Processing Laboratory, Texas State University.

Research Skills

I have attained qualitative data analysis skills for conducting in-depth interviewing, transcribing, textual analysis, and mapping. I have been trained in human excavation and recovery, human bone and fauna bone identification, artifact and lithic processing, and cataloging. I have created various type of mapping such as a site map, benthic map, topographic Map, and geologic map. I have knowledge in quantitative data analysis, sifting, knot tying, experimental archeology, medicinal Texas plants, and survey creation.


November 20th, 2015 - “Iconography of the Flora Depicted in the Mixtec’s Codex Zouche-Nuttal” Thesis Defense. Honors Thesis Forum. Texas State University.

October 27th, 2014 - Philosophy Dialogue Interlocutor “Policy Issues: Immigration and Open Borders”, Texas State University.

June 18th, 2013 - Philosophy Dialogue Interlocutor “What Does Music Communicate?” Texas State University. 

Professional Qualifications

20 P.A.C.E.® (Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education) Credits in Osha Safety and regulatory, Compliance, and Laboratory Continuing Education courses.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Ethnobotany
  • Globalization, Migration, and Immigration Issues
  • Indigenous Rights and Activism
  • Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Cultures
  • Mesoamerican Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Iconography
  • Cosmology and Religion
  • Shamanism and Traditional Medicine
  • Archeology
  • In-depth interviewing, qualitative research, and interpretive methods
  • Environment and Animal Conservation
  • Sustainable Community Based Agriculture
  • Sustainable Management of Water Systems