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selected by Franz Boas, illustrated by Adolfo Best, text by Manuel Gamio
A facsimile of the original volume published in 1921, illustrating an intense focus on the systematic classification of artifacts in archaeology. This initial effort was pioneering since, in 1911 and 1912, there was little previous knowledge to build on. Manuel Gamio's work became a part of the efforts of Franz Boas, promoter of the Escuela Internacional de Arqueología y Etnología Americana, to produce basic texts and collections that would serve as reference standards for organizing prehispanic materials. Gamio, a forefather of Mexican anthropology, writes in an interesting and accessible style. In Spanish.
Published by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico, D.F.), 1990 . 46 pp. and 69 plates. ISBN: 968-6487-35-2.
$18.00 (shipping included). Order code IN347.