And just yesterday they also announced the unfortunate death of Rafael Navarro: This January 29, they announced the death of Beatriz Barba, who in 1955 became the first Mexican woman to graduate from a career in Archeology.
And just yesterday they also announced the unfortunate death of Rafael Navarro: This January 29, they announced the death of Beatriz Barba, who in 1955 became the first Mexican woman to graduate from a career in Archeology. Yes, this was reported by the director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Diego Prieto, through his social networks.
Academics and institutions mourn the death of Beatriz Barba
The director of INAH, Diego Prieto, reported the death of Beatriz Barba and expressed the following: “ With her 92 years of a generous and fruitful life, Beatriz Barba Ahuatzín, an eminent anthropologist and archaeologist, went to meet her beloved Román on the roads of Xibalbá ”
For her part, Alejandra Frausto, head of the Ministry of Culture, indicated that in addition to being the first woman to graduate in archeology, she was also the founder of the Mexican Academy of Anthropological Sciences: “Prolific and generous teacher of many generations, she was a column of the institutions in which she participated. My condolences to her family ”.
Murió Beatriz Barba, primera mujer graduada como arqueóloga en México, fundadora de la Academia Mexicana de Ciencias Antropológicas. Prolífica y generosa maestra de muchas generaciones, fue columna de las instituciones en las que participó. Mi más sentido pésame a su familia pic.twitter.com/MOixP78pFN
— Alejandra Frausto (@alefrausto) January 29, 2021
Who was beatriz Barba?
According to the National Institute of Anthropology and History, Beatriz Barba Ahuatzin was one of the most important personalities of anthropology, ethnology, and archeology in Mexico. Yes, and she was also the first female archaeologist certified in Mexico in 1955.
On the other hand, she collaborated in the sixties in the creation of the National Museum of Anthropology, where she designed the museography of the first room dedicated to the Introduction of Anthropology.
Likewise, in 2019, she received recognition for her career from INAH and the Mexican Academy of Anthropological Sciences, which she founded in 2003.
Hoy despedimos con tristeza a Beatriz Barba Ahuatzin, una de las más importantes personalidades de la antropología, etnología y arqueología en México. pic.twitter.com/vwoJboU9CH
— INAHmx (@INAHmx) January 29, 2021