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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But still the revelations bring up difficult questions especially for those who admire his work. What I did find was a world with a philosophy so coherent, with morals so high, with social and political organizations of great complexity, reicel with sound environmental management based on well-founded knowledge.

In fact, I stumbled upon this while doing a search for something that he wrote.

I do not think that it is possible to advance towards the future without building upon the knowledge of the proper millenarian history, nor overlook what occurred to the indigenous peoples nor the black populations Afrodescendants during the Conquest and the Colonies, and also during the Republic and to this day. It seems too easy to judge today in hindsight. 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.

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.

Shepard March 27, Maybe I am too optimistic, but I think that anthropologists of the older and new generations, according to their epochs and the changing roles of the Social Sciences, have contributed to revealing new dimensions of the Colombian people and of nationhood. Reichel also excavated in other sites including in San AgustinHuila. All Formats Paperback Hardcover Sort by: Get to Know Us. Is there any relation between this group and “your man”?


Low to High Price: Reichel-Dolmatoff participated in academic congresses and seminars and wrote conference papers in universities and international or national academic events in South America, North America and Central America as well as in Europe, Japan.

Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff (Author of The Shaman and the Jaguar)

To many scholars, the late Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff was a charismatic Indiana Jones-like character, admired for his exploration of isolated Indian communities in the Andes, the jungles of the Panamanian isthmus and the northern Guajira Peninsula desert, places others had feared to tread.

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Abdus Salam Nobel Prize in Physics with renowned scientists of the Reicgel World who sought to focus differently on the issues of science and technology for the interests of the developing countries themselves. The Shaman and the Jaguar: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

I did not find the so-called degenerate or eolmatoff Indian nor even less the inferior beings as were generally described by the rulers, missionaries, historians, politicians and writers. But Reichel-Dolmatoff, who died inapparently had a dark past to hide — as a member of the Austrian Nazi party and of Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, the Fuehrer’s private army and death squad, which killed scores of rival Nazis in a June purge known as the Night of the Long Knives.

Anonymous June 06, Oyuela-Caycedo also says Reichel by was expelled from the SS and following a mental crisis Reichel-Dolmatoff abandoned the Nationalsocialist party and SS and left Germany and Austria, and is in later living and studying in Paris.

I linked to this story it on my “News” page on the blog, I attach the full link below in Portuguese.

Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff

The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead: Reichel taught classes in medical anthropology at the university there and engaged in programs of public health with an anthropological perspective. Only 1 left in stock – order soon. 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.


Darkness in El Dorado: The paper that resulted from my quasi-detective work on this unlike GRD unrepentent Nazi is the following: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

An anthropologist’s past steps out of the shadows

Diego de Torres y Moyachoque. Now a darker element has been added to his persona. Burial place of Reichel-Dolmatoff. Withoutabox Submit dlomatoff Film Festivals. September 29, Putting the Reich back in Reichel-Dolmatoff: As anthropologist, I have been impressed with GRD’s work University of Chicago Press. In search of America’s last ‘wild’ Indian.

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Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff; biography; history of Colombian anthropology; anthropology of anthropology. It’s horrific and shocking. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. My aim is to propose an “Anthropology of Anthropology” in order to better understand the relationship between Reichel-Dolmatoff’s life and work.

Nazi past of legendary Colombian anthropologist revealed. At Momilthey conducted the first study of societies engaged in a subsistence change from dolmatkff cultivation manioc to corn agriculturalists.

Reichel-Dolmatoff was a great influence on me as well and I still admire him tremendously. El Dorado Monster of Lake Tota. An anthropologist’s past steps out of the shadows.