Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez
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). His 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 20 years of experience in Caribbean archaeology and has worked on numerous archaeological sites on the island of Puerto Rico. He has also undertaken fieldwork and analyzed microbotanical materials from sites on the islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Martin, Cuba (among others), as well as on French Guiana and Venezuela. In this regard, Dr. Pagán-Jiménez has been involved in collaborations with University College London (United Kingdom), Universidad de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico), Universidad de la Habana (Cuba), Institut National de Recherches Archeologiques Préventives (French Guiana, France), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), and more recently with the Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural (INPC-Ecuador). In Ecuador he occupied the positions of Prometeo’s Junior Researcher and Prometeo’s Senior Researcher between 2012 and 2015. Dr. Pagán-Jiménez coordinated an extensive paleo-ethnobotanical research program of the INPC through the whole country for which more than 20 archaeological sites, from the coast to the Andean Range and Amazonia, were excavated. His analyses were partially focused in some late Pleistocene and early to middle Holocene sites excavated under his direction.