Juan Pedro Laporte

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Juan Pedro Laporte Molina (7 August 1945 – 22 January 2010)[1] was a prominent Guatemalan archaeologist best known for his work on the ancient Maya civilization.[2] He studied in the United States at the University of Arizona, in which he enrolled at the age of nineteen. After just one year he transferred to the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia ("National School of Anthropology and History") in Mexico. He continued his studies at the Universidad Autónoma de México from 1972 to 1976,[1] from which he graduated with a doctorate in archaeology.[3] He worked as a research assistant at the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City from 1967 through to 1976.[1] Laporte worked at various archaeological sites while he was in Mexico, including Tlatilco, Chichen Itza and Dainzú.[1] He first began working as an archaeologist in Guatemala in the 1970s, and was the head of the School of History of the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC) for more than thirty years.[4] He first entered USAC in 1977, soon after returning from Mexico.[1] In 1974 he carried out investigations at the Maya archaeological site of Uaxactun in the northern Petén Department of Guatemala.[1] Between 1974 and 1976 he carried out archaeological investigations in Antigua Guatemala, which has since been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and around Lake Izabal.[1]

Juan Pedro Laporte died in January 2010 from a lung tumour. An obituary in Guatemala's Siglo Veintiuno newspaper described him as "the father of Guatemalan archaeology".[4] He was one of the founding editors of the Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala ("Symposium of Archaeological Investigations in Guatemala"),[2] which has been published annually since 1987.[5] His books include La organización territorial y política en el mundo Maya Clásico : el caso del sureste y centro-oeste de Petén, Guatemala and Bibliografía de la arqueología guatemalteca.[nb 1][4]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Laporte, Juan Pedro; Héctor Mejía. La organización territorial y política en el mundo Maya Clásico : el caso del sureste y centro-oeste de Petén, Guatemala [Territorial and Political Organisation in the Classic Maya World: The case of southeasten and west-central Peten, Guatemala] (in Spanish). Guatemala City, Guatemala.: Escuela de Historia, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. OCLC 71749209. 
    Laporte, Juan Pedro. Bibliografía de la arqueología guatemalteca [Bibliography of Guatemalan Archaeology] (in Spanish). Guatemala City, Guatemala: Ediciones de la Dirección General de Antropología e Historia. OCLC 8555098. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Arroyo 2010.
  2. ^ a b Roesch 2010.
  3. ^ Laporte 1992, p.413 footnote. León 2010.
  4. ^ a b c León 2010.
  5. ^ Asociación Tikal. Arroyo 2010.

References[edit]

Arroyo, Bárbara (2010). "Juan Pedro Laporte (1945-2010)". Nanterre, Paris, France: Journal de la Société des Américanistes. ISSN 1957-7842. OCLC 310082055. Retrieved 2012-03-01.  (Spanish)
Asociación Tikal. "Asociación Tikal". Guatemala City, Guatemala. Retrieved 2012-03-01.  (Spanish)
Laporte, Juan Pedro (December 1992). "Los sitios arqueológicos del valle de Dolores en las montañas mayas de Guatemala" [The archaeological sites of the Dolores valley in the Maya Mountains of Guatemala]. In Christopher H. Lutz. Mesoamérica (Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala and South Woodstock, Vermont, USA: Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica (CIRMA) and Plumsock Mesoamerican Studies) 13 (24): 413–439. ISSN 0252-9963. OCLC 637530955.  (Spanish)
León, María Lucía (2010-01-22). "Muere pilar de la arqueología nacional" [Pillar of national archaeology dies]. Siglo Veintiuno (Guatemala City, Guatemala: Corporación de Noticias, S.A.). OCLC 31124613. Retrieved 2012-03-01.  (Spanish)
Roesch, Rita María (2010-07-23). "'Och b'ih, Juan Pedro...". Prensa Libre (Guatemala City). Retrieved 2012-02-29.  (Spanish)

Further reading[edit]

Chocón, Jorge E. (2011). "Pantalón azul y camisa celeste el doctor Juan Pedro Laporte y 23 años de prácticas de campo y gabinete en el sureste de Petén". In B. Arroyo, L. Paiz, A. Linares and A. Arroyave. Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala (Guatemala City, Guatemala: Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología). 24 (2010): 1251–1255. Retrieved 2013-07-01.  (Spanish)
Fialko, Vilma (2011). "El doctor arqueólogo Juan Pedro Laporte Molina y su legado al Proyecto Nacional Tikal (1979-1985) como producto de las investigaciones realizadas en Tikal y Uaxactun". In B. Arroyo, L. Paiz, A. Linares and A. Arroyave). Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala (Guatemala City, Guatemala: Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología). 24 (2010): 1241–1245. Retrieved 2013-07-01.  (Spanish)
Iglesias Ponce de León, Pepa (2011). "Juan Pedro Laporte y sus múltiples colaboradores". In B. Arroyo, L. Paiz, A. Linares and A. Arroyave. Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala (Guatemala City, Guatemala: Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología). 24 (2010): 1260–1265. Retrieved 2013-07-01.  (Spanish)
Moholy-Nagy, Hattula (2011). "Juan Pedro Laporte y Tikal". In B. Arroyo, L. Paiz, A. Linares and A. Arroyave. Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala (Guatemala City, Guatemala: Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología). 24 (2010): 1266–1268. Retrieved 2013-07-01.  (Spanish)
Tiesler, Vera; and Andrea Cucina (2011). "Reflexiones y resultados de quince años de nutrida colaboración con el Dr. Juan Pedro Laporte". In B. Arroyo, L. Paiz, A. Linares and A. Arroyave. Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala (Guatemala City, Guatemala: Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología). 24 (2010): 1256–1259. Retrieved 2013-07-01.  (Spanish)