Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Litvak King, Jaime

  • Belem Oviedo Gámez
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_1382

Basic Biographical Information

Jaime Litvak King (1933–2006) was born in Mexico City in the midst of a family of Eastern European immigrants. As an undergraduate, he studied economics at Mexico City College, and from 1958 to 1962, he attended to the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), obtaining his masters degree in 1963. Later, in 1970, he earned a Ph.D. in anthropology at the National Autonomous University (UNAM). His dissertation illustrates the use of statistical methods applied to the research of settlement patterning in pre-Columbian archaeology. Founding the Institute of Anthropological Investigations at UNAM in 1973, he became as well its first director. Among the distinctions, he was honored in his lifetime with the Fray Bernardino de Sahagún Archaeology Prize awarded by the National Institute of Anthropology and History in 1971, the National University Award in 1996, and the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Society for American Archaeology in 2002....
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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AHMM, TICCIH MéxicoCentro Pachuc de SotoMexico