Guillermo de Anda
Guillermo de Anda is an underwater archaeologist specialized in the study of mortuary and funeral rituals in caves and cenotes, contexts that he has worked for more than 30 years. He is a doctor in Mesoamerican studies and a diving instructor with more than 15 specialties including cave diving. De Anda is a National Geographic Explorer, Fellow of the Aspen Institute Mexico and active member of the Mexican Society of Geography and Statistics. He has developed and directed various projects of underwater archeology in the Yucatan peninsula, including the Cult of the Cenote and the taphonomic analysis of the human bones from the Sacred Cenote of Chichen Itzá, with which he received in 2007 the honorific mention of anthropology physical Of the “Javier Romero Molina” award. He also founded and directed for 12 years the first workshop of underwater archeology in Mexico. In addition, he has been speaker at more than 50 congresses and invited as a lecturer in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He is the author of numerous articles and two books. He currently works in the National Archaeological Coordination as Special Projects for Underwater Archeology and is director of The Great Maya Aquifer, a multidisciplinary exploration project for the subsoil of the Yucatan peninsula, with which he seeks to understand the relationship between humans and aquifers and the environment.
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