México premier Archaeologist, The First series to be named for a Mexican citizen in Harvard University’s 400-year history.
He was born in Mexico City in 1940. He graduated as an archaeologist from the national school of anthropology and history and obtained the title of master in anthropological sciences from the national autonomous university of Mexico. He received his doctorate at this last institution. He has worked in different archaeological sites such as Comalcalco; Teotihuacan, Cholula, Tula, Tlatelolco, Tenochtitlan and others. He has been a professor at the national school of anthropology for more than 30 years. His publications are more than 500 among articles, reviews, catalogs guides, semblanzas and books, among which are Muerte a Filo de Obsidiana, with 13 editions, Vida y Muerte en el Templo Mayor, Teotihuacan, Los Aztecas, Las Piedras Negadas, La Muerte Entre Los Mexicas, among many others, he has given more than a thousand lectures nationally and abroad.
Highlighting some of his innumerous recognitions and awards. 1- National prize for sciences and arts in the branches of social sciences, history and philosophy 2007. 2- Researcher emeritus of INAH 2000 3- Honorary doctorate from UNAM. 2017 4- Harvard University establishes the chair “Eduardo Matos Moctezuma lectures series” 2016. 5- Member of the national college of México, 1993.6- the Princesa de Asturias award, granted by Spanish crown, 2022
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