Wednesday, October 31, 2012

El Museo Etnoarqueológico "Kenneth Lee"

The Museo Etnoarqueológico "Kenneth Lee" in Trinidad, Beni, Bolivia, matches its subject matter with innovative and well-executed architecture. The Museum contains replicas of artificial mounds and experimental raised fields, along with more conventional displays of archaeological material and interpretive text and images. Kenneth ("El Gringo") Lee was one of the founders of archaeological studies in Mojos, and with Denevan, he helped spread the word about the vast pre-Columbian landscapes of raised fields in Eastern Bolivia. After his death, he is now remembered by a large community of scholars and interested laypersons in Trinidad.

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