Delegate to CLASMAC (Congreso Latinoamericano de Arqueometría (CLA) y del Simposio Latinoamericano sobre Métodos Físicos y Químicos en Arqueología, Arte y Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural (LASMAC))
Marcela Sepúlveda is archaeologist and Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Her research concerned, since more than 15 years and from an interdisciplinary perspective (archaeology, anthropology, art history, chemistry, geology) with a strong archaeometric component and the physical-chemical characterization of materials, the materiality of art and color technology to specify the material practices and immaterial knowledge handled in the past with respect to the obtaining, production, consumption and circulation of mineral pigments. She conducted investigations in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, as well as in other regions of the country (semi-arid north and Patagonia) and neighbouring countries (Peru, Argentina), in the framework of several ongoing collaborative projects. Her research included several analytical techniques (SEM-EDS, XRF, DRX, Raman spectroscopy, between others) and prioritized in situ analyses. Sepúlveda was the SAS delegate to the VIII Congreso Nacional de Arqueometría (Argentina) in 2021. In 2022, she will serve as the SAS delegate to the combined conference of the Scientific Committees of the Latin American Congress of Archeometry and the Latin American Symposium on Physical and Chemical Methods in Archeology, Art and Conservation of Cultural Heritage.