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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The Shaman and the Jaguar: Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff, one of Colombia’s best-known anthropologists, was seen as something of an Indiana Jones.

A fundamental tenet of anthropology is that all human activity leaves traces. Reichel-Dolmatoff seemed intent on keeping this part of his life a secret. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. While delving into Colombia’s rich indigenous heritage, the acclaimed Reichwl anthropologist Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff may also have been hiding his own Nazi past. The agricultural basis of the sub-Andean chiefdoms of Colombia.

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His scores make his case. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Once an admirer and friend who knew the author during his student days in Colombia, Oyuela-Caycedo began looking into Reichel-Dolmatoff’s past intending to write his biography. I noted among them particular mental structures and value systems that seemed to be beyond any of the typologies and categories held then by Anthropology.

Did you see the piece published recently in Brazil about a Nazi scientific expedition to the Amazon in the s? Reichel-Dolmatoff researched origins of early chiefdoms and explained the millenarian evolution of Amerindian cultures and their links to contemporary indigenous groups.

I hope my conceptualizations and works have had a certain influence beyond anthropological circles.

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Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Dolmmatoff fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Reichel-Dolmatoff carried out a regional study of the area covering archeology, ethnohistory and anthropology, making it one of the first such regional studies made in Colombia.

Amazon Geraro Refurbished products with a warranty. According to a diary fragment that historians have identified as Reichel-Dolmatoff’s, he was also stationed at the Dachau concentration camp near Munich, which set the template for Hitler’s murderous gulag.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Here is that link — “Nazis in the Amazon,” Revista Brasileiros: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Posted by Glenn H. In the late s, Reichel and his family rwichel to the coastal city of Cartagena. Copyright Los Angeles Times. Services on Demand Article. Until then, investigators should applaud his work, not cast aspersions “over his grave,” Nauenberg said in an emailed comment from Santa Cruz.

These are, in sum, some of the ideas that have guided me through almost half a century. Reichel-DolmatoffRichard Evans Schultes.

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

High to Low Avg. Some say those pursuing the matter are unnecessarily raking up the past and upsetting his aged widow, who has not commented on the scandal.

Thanks again for your comment, Glenn. Antisemitism and cultural heroes. Burial place of Reichel-Dolmatoff. From Great Jaguar to Symbolic Father: 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.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Are you an author? Anonymous June 06, This list is a selection. Please try your request again later. 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.


Amazonian cosmos Jan 01, During the s and until the mids Reichel-Dolmatoff advanced research on Amerindian shamanism, indigenous modes of life, ethnoecology, and on cosmologies and worldviews, and he also did research on hallucinogens related to shamanism, entheogens, ethnoastronomy, ethnobotany, ethnozoology, and on the vernacular architecture of temples and of the Amazonian ‘maloca’ longhouses; additionally he did research on the shamanic symbolism of pre-Columbian goldwork, as well as other Amerindian artifacts and material culture, including basketry.

Reichel did archeological excavations at the site of Puerto Hormiga where they discovered the earliest dated pottery in all of the New World at that time-dated over 5 thousand years old- which indicated that pottery had been first developed in the Caribbean coast of Colombia and then spread elsewhere to the rest of the Americas and hence was not brought through diffusion from the Old World as had been formerly suggested by other archeologists.

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Thank you for your comment, Glenn. U’wa Sutagao Guane Lache. At Momilthey conducted the teichel study of societies engaged in a subsistence change from shifting cultivation manioc to corn agriculturalists.