- Arthur Demarest
Mesoamerican anthropology and archaeology in Tulane University, where he graduated. In 1981 Demarest was granted his doctorate by Harvard Universityand he was admitted to the prestigious Society of Fellowsclub. From 1984 on he taught at Vanderbilt Universityin Tennessee, USA, where he holds the endowed chairof Ingram Professor of Anthropology and heads up the Institute of Mesoamerican Archaeology.
Demarest has worked in Mesoamerica for 25 years, leading archaeological excavations and expeditions. He is considered one of the world's leading experts on the
Olmecand Maya cultures, but is also interested in Incas, Aztecsand anthropological theory.
As an authority in the field, Demarest was interviewed on the collapse of Mayan civilisation by American journalist
Alan Weismanfor his book " The World Without Us". [Alan Weisman, "The World Without Us". New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2007, pp224-229] ] Demarest himself is the author of several books and numerous articles.
Demarest has been awarded various prizes, including the "Orden Nacional" from the Guatemalan president, for his archaeological and educational work in
Guatemalaand for his work on the contemporary Maya people.
*"Maya II", book published by the Didrichsen Museum in
Helsinkiin conjunction with their "Maya" exhibition (ISBN 952-5567-04-4)
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