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Estudios de cultura maya

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IZQUIERDO Y DE LA CUEVA, Ana Luisa  y  SCHELE, Elaine Day. Alberto Ruz Lhuillier beyond the Discovery of the Temple of Inscription's Tomb at Palenque. Political Activism and Maya Archaeology. Estud. cult. maya [online]. 2015, vol.46, pp.11-44. ISSN 0185-2574.

This article is about Alberto Ruz, the archaeologist who made the remarkable discovery of the tomb of K'inich Janaab' Pakal of Palenque, however it is not about his archaeological discoveries. Instead the article has three themes: the first is Alberto Ruz's political activism against the US puppet governments of Cuba; the second is his contributions to the science of Mexican archaeology; and the third is about his defense of Mexico's archaeological heritage.

More specifically, the themes are explored and developed by detailing Ruz's most important ideas that guided his academic work. We outline the theoretical and methodological frameworks he applied and the political struggles in which he participated. We also describe his courageous efforts to protect and to give new life and strength to Maya archaeological heritage.

Palabras llave : Alberto Ruz; Maya culture; Mexican archaeology; archaeological heritage; Cuba.

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