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 NavarroThis 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 ”

Beatriz Barba Dies

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 ”.

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.

Photo: INAH

Likewise, in 2019, she received recognition for her career from INAH and the Mexican Academy of Anthropological Sciences, which she founded in 2003.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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