Journey to Xibalba: A Life in Archaeology

Journey to Xibalba: A Life in Archaeology

Don Patterson

When Don Patterson's twenty-seven-year-old daughter became to him for suggestion approximately her expert destiny, Patterson in flip mirrored on his nearly thirty-year adventure engaged on significant archaeological websites in Mexico and relevant the United States. His autobiographical account examines his expert trip, the folk and associations that made it attainable, and the choices, either sturdy and undesirable, that he made alongside the way in which.

Patterson attracts from historic Mayan mythology, weaving the story of Hunahpu and Xbalanque, the Hero Twins, and their voyage to Xibabla, the underworld, into his personal tale for you to offer an analogy of the adventure via lifestyles and the day-by-day demanding situations and pitfalls one needs to triumph over. all the book's 8 chapters are named after the homes of checking out in Xibalba and replicate the folks, environments, financing, and politics of different archaeological tasks Patterson labored on all through his profession. The ensuing tale is an element Indiana Jones and half research of the issues dealing with glossy Mesoamerica among globalization and nationwide patrimony.

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