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Digital Approaches to Historical Archaeology: Exploring the Geographies of 16th Century New Spain

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Digital Approaches to Historical Archaeology : Exploring the Geographies of 16th Century New Spain. / Liceras-Garrido, Raquel; Favila-Vázquez, Mariana ; Bellamy, Katherine; Murrieta-Flores, Patricia; Jiménez Badillo, Diego; Martins, Bruno.

In: Open Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology, Vol. 2, No. 1, 21.11.2019.

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Liceras-Garrido, R, Favila-Vázquez, M, Bellamy, K, Murrieta-Flores, P, Jiménez Badillo, D & Martins, B 2019, 'Digital Approaches to Historical Archaeology: Exploring the Geographies of 16th Century New Spain', Open Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology, vol. 2, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.33552/OAJAA.2019.02.000526

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Liceras-Garrido, Raquel ; Favila-Vázquez, Mariana ; Bellamy, Katherine ; Murrieta-Flores, Patricia ; Jiménez Badillo, Diego ; Martins, Bruno. / Digital Approaches to Historical Archaeology : Exploring the Geographies of 16th Century New Spain. In: Open Access Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology. 2019 ; Vol. 2, No. 1.

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