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Mexican archaeologist wins Spain’s Social Sciences Princess of Asturias Award

Oviedo, Spain, May 18 (EFE).- Mexican archaeologist and anthropologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma won Spain’s coveted Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences on Wednesday in recognition of his exceptional contribution to our knowledge of pre-Columbian societies and cultures.

Moctezuma, 81, has carried out his fieldwork in archaeological sites such as Comalcalco, Tepeapulco, Bonampak, Teotihuacan, Cholula, Tula, Tlatelolco and Tenochtitlan, among others.

“The Jury wishes to recognize the Laureate’s extraordinary intellectual rigor in reconstructing the civilizations of Mexico and Mesoamerica, as well as to ensure that this heritage is integrated objectively and free of myth,” the award foundation jury said.

“Eduardo Matos Moctezuma and his work serve as an inspiration for the coming generations of social scientists and citizens society in general,” it added.

Moctezuma has published over 500 publications, including articles, reviews, catalogs, guides and biographical sketches and written several books. EFE


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