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Stars & Scholars in the Archaeology of Copan, Honduras


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Film Description:Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle, Honduran archaeologist and Executive Director of the Copan Association, supports Penn Museum and provides a Honduran perspective on the research and the exhibition. The Copan Association is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the research of and public conversation about the cultural and natural heritage of Honduras. Over the past two decades he has directed extensive field work at Copan, where he has served as Regional Coordinator of Archaeological Projects for the Government of Honduras and as well as Co-Director of the Copan Acropolis Archaeological Project. From 1982 to 1986, he held the post of Director of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History (IHAH), which is the governmental agency in charge of the cultural patrimony of Honduras. He has published and lectured widely in his own country as well as abroad and is best known for his articles in National Geographic Magazine as
well as his recent book Copan: Kingdom of the Sun (Editorial Transamerica, Tegucigalpa).

His field research was recently featured as the cover story in the September/October 2009 issue of Archaeology magazine.
Video Category:Lecture
Video Date:05/05/2012
Contributor: Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle
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