The Life and Writings of Julio C. Tello

The Life and Writings of Julio C. Tello : America's First Indigenous Archaeologist

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The father of Peruvian archaeology, Julio Tello was the most distinguished Native American scholar ever to focus on archaeology. A Quechua speaker born in a small highland village in 1880, Tello did the impossible: he received a medical degree and convinced the Peruvian government to send him to Harvard and European universities to master archaeology and anthropology. He then returned home to shape modern Peruvian archaeology and the institutions through which it was carried out. This volume thus makes available for the first time a broad sampling of TelloOCOs writings as well as complementary essays that relate these writings to his life and contributions.
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  • Electronic book text | 376 pages
  • Iowa City, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 1587298333
  • 9781587298332

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"This volume makes an important contribution to the intellectual history of Andean archaeology by contextualizing Julio C. Tello within the dramatic events of Peru in the first half of the twentieth century, placing him in the international milieu of his times, and assessing his legacy. Because Tello published his works in what are now extremely obscure and difficult to acquire sources, Richard Burger has performed an extremely valuable service to the field by making these key articles readily accessible. This volume, with its comprehensive bibliography of Tello's writings, is a must-read for all specialists."--Helaine Silverman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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