Leopoldo Batres

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Leopoldo Batres (Ciudad de México, 1852–1926) was a pioneer of the archaeology of Mexico. He worked as an anthropologist and archaeologist for the Museo Nacional de Antropología between 1884 and 1888, beginning his excavations at Teotihuacan, working on the Temple of Agriculture and the Pyramid of the Moon. Later he worked at Monte Albán, Mitla, La Quemada, Xochicalco, la Isla de los Sacrificios, Mexico City, and more work at Teotihuacan, including his erroneous reconstruction of the Pyramid of the Sun.

Major publications[edit]

  • Cuadro arqueológico y etnográfico de la República Mexicana (1885),
  • La piedra del agua (1888),
  • Excavaciones en la calle de las Escalerillas (1902),
  • Exploraciones de Monte Albán (1902),
  • Exploraciones en Huexotla, Texcoco (1904)
  • El Gavilán, México (1904),
  • La lápida arqueológica de Tepatlaxco (1905),
  • Teotihuacan (1906).