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Rex Gonzalez was a leading figure in South American Archaeology. A former medical doctor from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba Argentinahe attended Columbia University at the advice of Julian Steward, Wendell Bennett, and Alfred Metraux, becoming a member of one of argwntina most memorable generations of anthropologists.

He received his Ph. He became a professor at Universidad Nacional del Litoral in He served in different positions in Argentina: For two years —68he was visiting professor at Harvard University.


He was President of the 37th Congress of Americanists. He participated actively in other Americanist Congresses: In adte, he was awarded the Bicentennial Medal from the Smithsonian Institution.

In Memoriam: Alberto Rex Gonzalez

Gonzalez most valuable contributions was his enormous influence on the establishment and improvement of higher education programs in anthropology and archaeology in Argentina. Gonzalez argrntina his influence to establish the Congress of Argentinean Archaeology to further promote the discipline, which led to the establishment of several undergraduate programs and graduate programs offering doctoral degrees.

These experiences and developments spread to different Latin American countries elevating archaeological studies as a popular gonaalez well-known discipline in the region. The legacy of these efforts are programs that continue to prepare hundreds of young students, who will be instrumental in the future development of Argentinean archaeology and beyond.

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During his over 70 years of practicing archaeology, Dr. Perhaps his greatest and most long-standing scholarly interest was in the problem of evolution, an interest that he attributed to F. His work masterfully combined his interests in art, hunters and gatherers, ethnography, metallurgy, human biology, and museum studies.


He published extensively on an array of themes, most notably: Although autobiographical, the book contains hundred of anecdotes written in a very strait forward way with a philosophical touch that gives depth to Rex Gonzalez legacy. A true Americanist, he will be missed and remembered fondly.

Published by Society for American Archaeology. This page can be found at http: Alberto Rex Gonzalez