About the Book
The Introduction discusses the founding of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project (MMARP) by Professor David Carrasco at the University of Colorado-Boulder around 1980, symposia photos, and the development of the Templo Mayor archaeological site documentary photographic archive from photo donations and documentary photos taken by Desmond of the Templo Mayor archaeological site in Mexico City in the 1980s
The photos of symposia are documentary in style, and are of the archaeologists, anthropologists, ethnographers, historians of religions, art historians, historians, archaeo-astronomers, and many other scholars from Mexico, the US, Japan, UK, and Europe who contributed to the development of a new direction in the study of the life and religious practices of the Aztecs, Maya, and other ancient peoples who civilized Mesoamerica before the European invasion.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Mexico
- Additional Categories Arts & Photography Books
Project Option: Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
# of Pages: 196
- Softcover: 9781006867347
- Hardcover, Dust Jacket: 9781006867330
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781006867323
- Publish Date: Nov 16, 2014
- Language English
- Keywords Mexico, archaeology, MMARP, Eliade, Carrasco
Lawrence G. Desmond received a PhD in anthropology and archaeology from the University of Colorado-Boulder; an MA in anthropology from the Universidad de las Americas in Cholula, Mexico, and carried-out archaeological research in Mexico and Guatemala for more than 40 years. He taught at the University of Minnesota and San Francisco State University. His books, "A Dream of Maya" and "Yucatán through her eyes," are about the 1870s photography and studies of the ancient Maya by Alice and Augustus Le Plongeon. His photos of Mexico and Guatemala are at Harvard University's Peabody Museum, photos of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project are at the Getty Research Institute, archaeology project photos and research materials at Tulane University, earliest photos at the Bancroft Library at UC-Berkeley. He is a senior research fellow in archaeology with the MMARP at Harvard University, and a research associate with the Dept. of Anthropology at the California Academy of Sciences.