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Breaking Through Mexicos Past: Digging the Aztecs with Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Davíd Carrasco

Breaking Through Mexicos Past: Digging the Aztecs with Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

Davíd Carrasco

Published February 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780826338310
Hardcover
189 pages
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This biography of Mexicos award-winning archaeologist, Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, is based on a series of interviews conducted by Dav d Carrasco and Leonardo L?pez Luj?n, respected Mesoamericanists in their own right. Born in 1940 Mexico City, MatosMoreThis biography of Mexicos award-winning archaeologist, Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, is based on a series of interviews conducted by Dav d Carrasco and Leonardo L?pez Luj?n, respected Mesoamericanists in their own right. Born in 1940 Mexico City, Matos Moctezumas father was a diplomat from the Dominican Republic and his mother was a Mexican national. Thanks to his fathers career, Eduardo was exposed to other cultures throughout Latin America and he learned to appreciate all that each had to offer.Carrasco and L?pez Luj?n demonstrate Eduardos determination to recover Mexicos cultural past. In addition to secondary archaeological projects, he recently supervised the Teotihuacan Project, where he conducted important excavations at the Pyramid of the Sun, and he is currently general coordinator of the Templo Mayor Project. He served as director of the Templo Mayor Museum (1987-2001) and the National Museum of Anthropology (1985-1987).Matos Moctezuma has received many awards during his career, including the first H. B. Nicholson Award for Excellence in Mesoamerican Studies from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.