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In Memoriam: Alberto Rex Gonzalez

During his argenitna 70 years of practicing archaeology, Dr. Although autobiographical, the book contains hundred of anecdotes written in a very strait forward way with a philosophical touch that gives depth to Rex Gonzalez legacy.

A true Americanist, he will be missed and remembered fondly. He served in different positions in Argentina: Gonzalez used his influence to establish the Congress of Argentinean Archaeology to further promote the discipline, which led to the establishment of several undergraduate programs and graduate programs offering doctoral degrees.


He was President of the 37th Congress of Americanists. Inhe was awarded the Bicentennial Medal from the Smithsonian Institution.

He became a professor at Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Published by Society for American Archaeology. For two years —68he was visiting professor at Harvard University.

He published extensively on an array of themes, most notably: This page can be found at http: Perhaps his greatest and most long-standing scholarly interest was in the problem of evolution, an interest that he attributed to F. Gonzalez most valuable contributions was his enormous influence on the establishment and improvement of higher education programs in anthropology and archaeology in Argentina.

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He received his Ph. These experiences and developments spread to different Latin American countries elevating archaeological studies as a popular and well-known discipline in the region. Rex Gonzalez was a leading figure in South American Archaeology. He participated actively in other Americanist Congresses: A former medical doctor from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba Argentinahe attended Columbia University at the advice of Julian Art, Wendell Bennett, and Alfred Metraux, becoming a member of one of the most memorable generations of anthropologists.


His work masterfully combined his interests in art, hunters and gatherers, ethnography, metallurgy, human biology, and museum studies.

Alberto Rex Gonzalez The legacy of these efforts are programs that continue to prepare hundreds of young students, who will be instrumental in the future development of Argentinean archaeology and beyond.

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