Ana Ma. Soler Arechalde (2015, 2016)
Dr. Soler received her Ph.D. in Seismology and Physics of the Earth Interior at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She currently works in the Paleomagnetism Laboratory of the Institute of Geophysics at the UNAM as well as teaches at the Faculty of Sciences and Earth Sciences graduate program.
She specializes in archaeomagnetic studies, particularly in the branch of paleomagnetism which studies the behavior of Earth’s past magnetic field through records captured in archaeological materials such as floors, ovens, and paintings. Since 2000 she has contributed to multiple archaeological projects (e.g., Teopancazco, Teotihuacan, Tula, La Joya, Templo Mayor, and Guachimontones), generating dates which have significantly refined the chronological information from these sites. Dr. Soler continues to improve the secular variation curve of Mexico’s magnetic field in order to obtain more accurate dating. Dr. Soler is analyzing the 2015 samples from the project for archaeomagnetic dating.