Ronald Spores in the Mixteca Area of Oaxaca, July, 2009
Ronald M. Spores (born January 25, 1931) is an American academic anthropologist, archaeologist and ethnohistorian, whose research career has centered on the pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica. He is Professor Emeritus of anthropology at Vanderbilt University's College of Arts and Science, where he has been a faculty member for over four decades. Spores is most renowned for his scholarship conducted on the cultural history of the Oaxacan region in southwestern Mexico. In particular, he has made many contributions on the Mixtec culture, investigating its archaeological sites, ethnohistorical documents, political economies, and ethnohistory in both the pre-Columbian and Colonial eras. He is currently Director of the Proyecto Arqueológico de la Ciudad Yucundaa Pueblo Viejo de Teposcolula, Oaxaca, sponsored by the Fundación Alfredo Harp Helu, the National Geographic Society, and INAH (2004–2010).
Spores, Ronald (2008). "Excavations at Yucundaa, Pueblo Viejo de Teposcolula". In Maarten Jansen and Laura van Broekhoven. Mixtec Writing and Society. Amsterdam: KNAW Press. pp. 253–285.
Spores, Ronald; Robles García, Nelly (2008). "Investigaciones arqueológicas en Yucundaa, el Pueblo Viejo de Teposcolula, Oaxaca". Arqueología: 155–173.[full citation needed]
Spores, Ronald; Robles García, Nelly (2007). "A Prehispanic (Postclassic) Capital Center in Colonial Transition: Excavations at Yucundaa Pueblo Viejo de Teposcolula, Oaxaca, Mexico". Latin American Antiquity18 (3): 333–353.
^Division of Public Affairs, Vanderbilt University (2007). "Faculty – College of Arts and Science" (PDF online publication). Undergraduate Catalog, 2007–2008. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University. p. 754. Retrieved 2008-04-08.