Born in Mexico City in 1965, Miguel Covarrubias grew up within a family of artists and anthropologists. With 21 years of experience, he's participated in several archaeological projects in Yucatan and the Basin of Mexico, most for the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), specializing in surveys, geomatics, remote sensing, emergency rescues and restorations. He has also collaborated for 10 years at the INAH´s Izamal Archaeological Project and 2 field seasons for the Sacbe Uci-Cansahcab Regional Project of the University of Kentucky.
He has been a speaker at different scientific and general public conferences and congresses in the US, Europe, Central America and Mexico and has published 28 articles concerning the Maya, historic sites and legal issues related to archaeology.
For the last several years he's been focusing on settlement pattern studies, developing a GIS Archaeological Atlas of the Yucatan peninsula. With all this experience, has been able to locate hundreds of previously unknown sites.