Journey to Xibalba: A Life in Archaeology

Journey to Xibalba: A Life in Archaeology

by Don Patterson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826342942
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Don Patterson has worked with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Mexico for the past twenty-five years. He currently lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and is working with the mayor of San Miguel as the Municipal Director of Environment and Ecology.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Opening Letter to Jessica     1
Prologue: The Messenger from Xibalba     5
The House of Gloom (San Miguel de Allende Project)     11
Letter continued     26
The House of Portals (FLAAR Project)     33
Letter continued     76
The House of Jaguars (Yaxchilan Project)     77
Letter continued     137
The House of Cold (Templo Mayor Project)     143
The House of Bats (Monte Alban Project)     167
Letter continued     203
The House of Snakes (Chichen Itza Project)     205
Letter continued     242
The House of Dogs (Pilot Project)     243
Letter continued     253
The House of Knives (Canada de la Virgen Project)     255
Epilogue: The Nine Lords of the Night     287
Final Letter to Jessica     297
Index     299

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