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Journey to Xibalba : a life in archaeology

Author: Don Patterson
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Don Patterson's twenty-seven-year-old daughter turned to him for advice about her professional future, Patterson in turn reflected on his almost thirty-year experience working on major archaeological sites in Mexico and Central America. His autobiographical account examines his professional journey, the people and institutions that made it possible, and the decisions, both good and bad, that he made along the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Patterson, Don, 1942-
Journey to Xibalba.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608096723
Named Person: Don Patterson; Don Patterson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Don Patterson
ISBN: 9780826342928 0826342922
OCLC Number: 123029763
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Opening Letter to Jessica 1 --
Prologue: The Messenger from Xibalba 5 --
Chapter 1 The House of Gloom (San Miguel de Allende Project) 11 --
Letter continued 26 --
Chapter 2 The House of Portals (FLAAR Project) 33 --
Letter continued 76 --
Chapter 3 The House of Jaguars (Yaxchilan Project) 77 --
Letter continued 137 --
Chapter 4 The House of Cold (Templo Mayor Project) 143 --
Chapter 5 The House of Bats (Monte Alban Project) 167 --
Letter continued 203 --
Chapter 6 The House of Snakes (Chichen Itza Project) 205 --
Letter continued 242 --
Chapter 7 The House of Dogs (Pilot Project) 243 --
Letter continued 253 --
Chapter 8 The House of Knives (Canada de la Virgen Project) 255 --
Epilogue: The Nine Lords of the Night 287 --
Final Letter to Jessica 297.
Responsibility: Don Patterson.
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