Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff, anthropologist and archaeologist: born Salzburg ; married Alicia Dussan Maldonado (one son, three. The People of Aritama: The Cultural Personality of a Colombian Mestizo Village ( Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology and Ethnography). Gerardo Reichel-. research by Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff and his wife, Alicia, have built a solid foundation for To Reichel-Dolmatoff no division existed between anthropolog-.

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What I did find was a world with a philosophy so coherent, with morals so high, with social and political organizations of great complexity, and with sound environmental management based on well-founded knowledge.

Reichel-Dolmatoff carried out a regional study of the area covering archeology, ethnohistory and anthropology, making it one of the first such regional studies made in Colombia. Are you an author? But still the revelations bring dlmatoff difficult questions especially for those who admire his work.

Reichel also excavated in other sites including in San AgustinHuila. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Diego de Torres y Moyachoque. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death.

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As anthropologist, I have been impressed with GRD’s work Spanish pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation Send this article by e-mail. Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff March 6, — May 16, was an anthropologist and archaeologist known for his research and also in-depth fieldwork among many different Amerindian cultures such as in the Amazonian tropical rainforests e. Only 1 left in stock – order soon.

His excavations focused mainly on living spaces and garbage heaps, where the archaeologist avoided exploring or excavating monumental sculptures, monumental architecture and indigenous burial sites. How scientists and journalists devastated the Amazon. But clues to his early life, about which Reichel-Dolmatoff rarely spoke in any detail, slowly geraardo Oyuela-Caycedo to the conclusion that he had been not just a Nazi but a member of the SS, the black-uniformed henchmen who killed, assaulted and extorted money from political and racial targets in Hitler’s name.

But humankind is one; human intelligence is a gift so precious that it can not be despised in any part of the world, and this country is in arrears dolmaatoff recognizing the great dolmatogf capacity of the indigenous peoples and their great achievements due to their knowledge systems, which do not lose dolmatogf for the mere fact they do not adjust to the logic of Western thinking.


Oriented in the classics Latin and Greek berardo did most of his high school at the Benedictine school of Kremsmunster in Austria.

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The revelation about his Nazi past reminded me of my own efforts to do the same with a scientist I had known in South America, and who ethnobotanists may know about: A view from the rain forest.

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Some say those pursuing the matter are unnecessarily raking up the past and upsetting his aged widow, who has not commented on the scandal. Reichel did archeological excavations at the site of Puerto Hormiga where they discovered the earliest dated pottery in all of the New World at that time-dated over 5 thousand geraedo old- which indicated that pottery had been first developed in the Caribbean coast of Colombia and then spread elsewhere to the rest of the Americas and hence was not brought through diffusion from the Old World as had been formerly suggested by other archeologists.

Newer Post Older Post Home. In fact, I stumbled upon this while doing a search for something that he wrote. The agricultural basis of the sub-Andean chiefdoms of Colombia.

In search of America’s last ‘wild’ Indian. Cosmology as ecological analysis: Vanity Fair magazine later contracted me to go to Argentina and clarify the cause of his murder, but without the “smoking gun” decided not to publish my findings.

De Gran Jaguar a Padre Simbólico: la biografía “oficial” de Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This paper reviews the controversy around anthropologist Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff from a particular standpoint. Ancient Peoples and Places’.

He was visiting professor of the National Museum of Ethnology in Japan. Reichel-Dolmatoff worked for 5 years at the Department and left together with his wife and several other professors due to changes in the Department. The paper that resulted from my quasi-detective work on this unlike GRD unrepentent Nazi is the following: According to the conference paper presented by Oyuela-Caycedo and article published in December and also in further newspaper interviews and some publications Oyuela-Caycedo continues to reiterate this about Reichel’s past.


Now a darker element has been added to his persona. Amazonian cosmos Jan 01, I think that the country must highlight the indigenous legacy and guarantee fully the survival of the contemporary ethnic groups.

Amazonian cosmos; the sexual and religious symbolism of the Tukano Indians. Reichel-Dolmatoff wrote a two volume monography of the Kogi Indians in gerrado s which to this day is considered a classic reference. Thus, I examine the collective elaboration of a life-history, professor Reichel-Dolmatoff’s life-history, based upon the ddolmatoff of his published biographies and an analysis of his own auto-biographical attempts.

Gerardo emigrated to Colombia inwhere he became a Colombian citizen in Until then, investigators should applaud his work, not cast aspersions “over his grave,” Nauenberg said in an emailed comment from Santa Cruz.

Reichel-DolmatoffRichard Evans Schultes. Some of Reichel-Dolmatoff’s archeological research was essential in creating the basic chronological framework for most of the Colombian area, and is still used today. Abdus Salam Nobel Prize in Physics with renowned scientists of the Third World who sought to focus differently on the issues of science and technology for the interests of the developing countries themselves. Actively involved in archeological excavations in the Caribbean region around Cartagena, inthe Reichel-Dolmatoffs located and also excavated, amongst others, the Barlovento site, which was the first early Formative shell-midden site found in Colombia.

September 29, Putting the Reich back in Reichel-Dolmatoff: Anonymous June 06, It also described his SS activities, including participation in the death squads that killed Hitler’s former comrade Ernst Roehm and scores of other Nazis in June I think that the county should be proud to be mestizo.

In the field of archaeology, Reichel-Dolmatoff helped define the early archeological evidence of the Formative Stage in Colombia, based on sites excavated which provided the then most ancient site in all the Americas where pottery had originated over 6, years ago, and this research was tied also to new interpretations of the meaning and connections of the cultural evolution of Colombia with other regions of the Americas.

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