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El redescubrimiento del pasado prehispánico de Colombia: viajeros, arqueólogos y coleccionistas 1820-1945

by Clara Isabel Botero

An analysis of the re-discovery of precolumbian cultures in Nueva Granada, now Colombia, tracing the interest in indigenous cultures of Colombia on the part of both Colombians and foreigners. Details the history of scientists and collectors of the 19th century, as well as the obstinate patriots who insisted, with little funding, on establishing and re-establishing the National Museum. Research was carried out in museum archives in England, Germany, France, and Spain. In Spanish.

Published by Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia and Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), 2006. 311 pp. ISBN: 978-958-695-336-8.

$28.00 (shipping included). Order code UA038.