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Luis Flores-Blanco


  • 2013-M.A. in Prehistoric Archeology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • 2006-B.S. in Archaeology, The National University of San Marcos, Peru


Luis A. Flores is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Anthropology department at the University of California, Davis, working with Professor Randy Haas. He is a Peruvian archaeologist, who got his Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from San Marcos University in Peru. Subsequently, he got an MA degree in Archaeology from Complutense University, Spain. Before coming to UC Davis, he researched numerous early archaeological sites in Peru.

Research Focus

Luis is interested in researching the evolution of the social behavior of the last hunter-gatherers and their process of change towards a complex lifestyle in the highlands of the Lake Titicaca Basin, Peru. On this, he is particularly interested in investigating two topics: the emergence of leadership and the residential pattern.


Selected Publications

 - Flores, Luis (ed.). 2018. Monumentos, Lugares, Ancestros. Paisajes Andinos y Lejanos (Monuments, Places, Ancestors. Andean and distant landscapes). Ed. Avqui, Lima.

- Flores, Luis. 2017. El Pacifico: early architecture and landscape during the Formative period of the Central Andes. Antiquity 91 (357): 1-6.