Evon Z. Vogt

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Evon Zartman Vogt, Jr. (20 August, 1918 – 13 May, 2004) was an American cultural anthropologist best known for his work among the Tzotzil Mayas of Chiapas, Mexico.


Vogt Jr., born in Gallup, New Mexico, was a professor at Harvard University his entire career, serving as Chairman of the Department of Anthropology, Co-Master of Kirkland House (with his wife Catherine C. Vogt), and Chairman of the Center for Latin American Studies. He directed the Harvard Chiapas Project, which focused on the indigenous Tzotzil Maya of the central highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. Vogt died 13 May, 2004 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Published works[edit]

Vogt's publications include:

  • 1951 Navaho Means People. Harvard University Press, with Clyde Kluckhohn, photos by Leonard McCombe.
  • 1955 Modern Homesteaders. The Life of a Twentieth-Century Frontier Community. Belknap Press (of Harvard University Press).
  • 1959 Water Witching USA. University of Chicago Press, with Ray Hyman.
  • 1966 People of Rimrock; a study of values in five cultures. Harvard University Press, edited by Evon Z. Vogt and Ethel M. Albert
  • 1969 Zinacantan: A Maya Community in the Highlands of Chiapas. Cambridge: The Belknap Press (of Harvard University Press).
  • 1976 Tortillas for the Gods: A Symbolic Analysis of Zinacanteco Rituals. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • 1979 Reader in Comparative Religion: An Anthropological Approach. Allyn & Bacon; 4 edition (January 20, 1997) with William A. Lessa.
  • 1994 Fieldwork Among the Maya: Reflections on the Harvard Chiapas Project. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

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