The Resource Journey to Xibalba : a life in archaeology, Don Patterson

Journey to Xibalba : a life in archaeology, Don Patterson

Label
Journey to Xibalba : a life in archaeology
Title
Journey to Xibalba
Title remainder
a life in archaeology
Statement of responsibility
Don Patterson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 way." "Patterson draws from ancient Mayan mythology, weaving the tale of Hunahpu and Xbalanque, the Hero Twins, and their voyage to Xibalba, the underworld, into his own story in order to provide an analogy of the journey through life and the daily challenges and pitfalls one must overcome. Each of the book's eight chapters are named after the houses of testing in Xibalba and reflect the people, environments, financing, and politics of the different archaeological projects Patterson worked on throughout his career. The resulting story is part Indiana Jones and part analysis of the problems facing modern Mesoamerica between globalization and national patrimony."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
972/.01092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435
LC item number
.P38 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Journey to Xibalba : a life in archaeology, Don Patterson
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 26
  • Chapter 2
  • The House of Portals (FLAAR Project)
  • 33
  • Letter continued
  • 76
  • Chapter 3
  • The House of Jaguars (Yaxchilan Project)
  • 77
  • Letter continued
  • Opening Letter to Jessica
  • 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
  • 1
  • 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
  • Prologue: The Messenger from Xibalba
  • The House of Knives (Canada de la Virgen Project)
  • 255
  • Epilogue: The Nine Lords of the Night
  • 287
  • Final Letter to Jessica
  • 297
  • 5
  • Chapter 1
  • The House of Gloom (San Miguel de Allende Project)
  • 11
  • Letter continued
Control code
ocn646648352
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 304 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283635516
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35833610
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646648352
  • pebcs0826342949
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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