9/29/2006

CURRICULUM VITAE


SOCIOCULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGIST, ARCHAEOLOGIST & ETHNOLOGIST;
CURATOR OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS


EDUCATION

JUNE 1978
Universidad de Puerto Rico

Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Social Studies
Concentration: Anthropology


MAY 1983
Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Degree: Master of Arts
Master: Puerto Rican Studies
Concentration: Archaeology
Thesis: Study of Comparative Mythology Between the Indigenous Cultures
of the West Indies, Venezuela, and Mesoamerica
Thesis Tutor: Dr. Eugenio Fernández Méndez
Qualification: Magna Cum Laude



MAY 2001
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Degree: Ph. D.
Doctorate: American Anthropology
Concentration: Ethnology & Archaeology
Minor: Museology
Thesis: Vol I: Paso Del Indio: A Multicomponent Site Of The Arawak
Indians of Puerto Rico (Archaeological Excavation of a 20 Acre Village Site
dating 2860 B.C. – 1500 A.D.). Vol II: Sites and Religion (Comparative
study with the Orinoco-Amazon Basin).
Thesis Tutor: Dr. Jose Alcina Franch.
Qualification: “Sobresaliente Cum Laude” (Suma Cum Laude).



CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION


2001 - PRESENT
Universidad de Puerto Rico
- Rio Piedras Campus
Undergraduate Faculty. Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Interfaculty Committee of Archaeology member.


2004 - PRESENT
Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Graduate Faculty. Supervision of Dissertation Research. Faculty committee for designing an M.A. Program in Archaeology.



MISCELLANEOUS POSITIONS
  • Principal Investigator Paso del Indio Inc. (Archaeology, Anthropology & Museum Consultants). 1995-Present.
  • Lecturer for the Puerto Rican Humanities Foundation.
  • Editor- Archaeology Section, Encyclopedia of Puerto Rico On-Line.
  • President, Puerto Rican Association of Archaeology.


SKILLS SUMMARY
  • Languages: Fluent in Spanish and English.
  • 28 years teaching experience.
  • 20 years as Principal Investigator for contract archaeology companies.
  • Vast experience designing research projects and proposals.
  • Able to run and administer complex archaeological excavation projects of historic zones and prehistoric villages.
  • Experience as a curator of museographic and art exhibitions
  • Knowledge of Windows: Microsoft Word, Power Point. Adobe PDF, Photoshop Digital Programs.
  • Digital Photography and Restoration of Photos.
  • Able to design and run an Archaeological Laboratory.
  • Experience with the supervision of controlled archaeological excavations and monitoring with heavy machinery and hollow augers. Contract Archaeology Stage IA, IB, II, & III Mitigation Excavation Expertise; State and Federal Standards.
  • Curation of Archaeological Collections: State and Federal Standards.
  • Experience with the excavation and curation of human remains.


CURRENT RESEARCH
  • Iconography, Cosmology, Mythology, Shamanism and Religion of the Indians of the West Indies (Taino) and the Orinoco and Amazon Basins.
  • Mesoamerican Religions and Codex Epigraphy (Aztec and Mixteca Puebla Region)
  • Cultural Ecology of the Circumcaribbean and Orinoco-Amazon Basin.
  • Archaeology of Circum-Caribbean Indigenous Cultures and Sugarcane Slave Plantations.


MISCELLANEOUS SPECIALTIES, RESEARCH
  • Mesoamerican Archaeology and Ethnology
  • Ethno history of the Taino Indians of the West Indies
  • Ethnoastronomy of the Americas
  • Afrocaribbean Ethnic Groups
  • Preservation of Historic Monuments
  • Curation of Archaeological Collections (Federal Regulations)
  • Pottery analysis (West Indies: Indigenous, Colonial and Industrial)
  • Federal Regulation of Historic Zones and Districts
  • Digital Photography and Photo Restoration


TEACHING RELATED EXPERIENCE


1978 – 1983
History of Hispanic America- Puerto Rico Junior College.


1979- 1983

History of Puerto Rico- Puerto Rico Junior College.


1983
Introduction to Anthropology-Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San German Campus.


1984-1987

History of Puerto Rico- Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus.


1997- PRESENT
Archaeological Traveling Museum Sample- Co- author of Pilot Project Education for a New Century, Puerto Rican Foundation of the Humanities, Commonwealth of PR Department of Education, Las Americas Museum. Responsible for Training School Principals, Teachers and Students.


2001 - PRESENT
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
All courses are illustrated and prepared on Microsoft Power Point.
  • Sociocultural Anthropology (ANTH 3006)
  • Cultural Ethnic Diversity of the Caribbean (ANTH 3035)
  • Human Evolution (ANTH 3046)
  • Primatology (ANTH 4186)
  • Ethnology the Orinoco and Amazon Basins (ANTH 4265)
  • Mesoamerican Archaeology (ANTH 4099)
  • Archaeology of the South American Andes (ANTH 4305)

2004 - PRESENT
Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y El Caribe (Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean)

A Graduate University.
Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
All courses are illustrated and prepared on Microsoft Power Point.
  • Archaeology of Mesoamerica (ARQU 601)
  • Indigenous Cultures of the South American Lowlands (HIST 593)
  • Archaeology of the West Indies (ARQU 514)
  • Archaeology Outline of South America (ARQU 579)
  • Maya Culture and Civilization (CULT 580)
  • Simbology of Arawakan Indian Art (Arqu 593.01)
  • Archaeological Theory (Arqu 537)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


ACTIVE
  • Museum and Center of Humanities Studies of the Turabo University (Advisory Counsel).
  • Puerto Rican Foundation for the Humanities (Lecturer).
  • Speleological Society of Puerto Rico (Honorary Membership).
INACTIVE
  • Puerto Rican Association of Anthropologists and Archaeologists (Past Vocal).
  • Corporation for Planning and Tourist Development (Past Board Member).
  • Geoaction in Puerto Rico, Inc. (Past President).
  • New York Academy of Sciences.
  • World Archaeological Congress.


ACADEMIC LIBRARY


The
Paso del Indio Annals is owned by Dr. Osvaldo García Goyco. It is devoted to the study of the Circum Caribbean, Mesoamerican, Orinoco and Amazon Basin Indigenous Ethnic Groups, with a technical section devoted to Historical and Contract Archaeology. It is composed of more than 1,500 academic books and digital publications. It has 50,000 copyrighted slides and digital photographs that include museum collections, ruins, historic cities and ethnic groups from a variety of countries. See Professional Related Travel section.


ACADEMIC GRADUATE SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS


1978
Field and Laboratory Archaeology Course,
Excavations at the Monserrate Project, Dr. Peter Roe (University of Delaware), Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


1980

Professional Tourist Guide Course- Puerto Rico Tourism Company


1980
Archaeological Theory and Methodology,
Dr. Irving Rouse (Yale University), Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


1982
“Preservation of Historic Monuments”,
Sponsored by the Preservation Institute Caribbean, University of Florida, Colegio de Arquitectos de Puerto Rico and State Historic Preservation Office.


1983

Art and Arquitecture of the Baroque in America, Dr. Jesús Urrea, Universidad de Valladolid.


1984

Art and Architecture of the Renaissance in America, Dr. Jesús Urrea, Universidad de Valladolid.


1984
Mesoamerican Archaeology,
Prof. Diana López, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


1984

Discovery and Conquest of America, Dr. Lucio Mijares, Universidad de Valladolid


1985-86
Museology,
Dr. Francisca Hernández Hernández, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.


1985,1993,1995, 2003
International Caribbean Archaeological Congress.


1986
South American and Caribbean Archaeology,
Dr. Mario Sanoja, Dr. Iraida Vargas (Universidad Central Venezuela), Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


1988

II National Archaeological Congress Jose Antonio Caro, Museum of the Dominican Man, Dominican Republic.


1991
Workshop: The Ballajá Ward Colonial Ceramics,
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


1991
Workshop: Prehistoric Lithics of the West Indies,
Dr. Diego Febles, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


1992
International Environmental and Archaeological Congress,
Puerto Rico History and Anthropology Foundation.


1992
X International Symposium of the Latin American Indian Literature Association,
Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


1992

Cultural Osteology (Bioarchaeology), Physical Anthropologist Dr. Edwin Crespo, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


1992
Colonial Ceramics Laboratory,
Dr. Lourdes Domínguez, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


1993

Workshop: Preparing National Register Nominations, National Park Service, Puerto Rico State Historic Preservation Office.


1995

Congress One and Thousands Deaths [Physical Anthropology], Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, Mexico, D.F.


1995

Lifespring [Self Improvement Professional Course]-LP-3, Basic, Advanced, Leadership.


1996

“Paso del Indio en la Intermetro”. Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Public Education Department.


1996

Archaeological Analysis and the Automated National Cataloguing System, San Cristobal National Historic Site, San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service


1998

Historic and Archaeological Preservation, U.S. Federal Highway Administration.


1998

Integration of Arts and Culture to the Education Process, Encounter of Catholic Educators Arecibo “Diocesis”. Puerto Rican Foundation of the Humanities, Casa Alonso Museum, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.


1998

Management of human remains in archaeological contexts, Physical Anthropologist Dr. Edwin Crespo, Municipal Government of Ponce, Center of Anthropological Investigations At Tibes, Ponce, Puerto Rico.


1999

Colonial or Historic Ceramics. Dr. Lourdes Domínguez, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


2001

Simbology of Arawakan Art. Dr. Lourdes Domínguez, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


2005
Variations on Latino Religious Life. Dr. David Carrasco,
Harvard University; Dr. Juan Flores, Hunter College. Puerto Rico Winter Institute. Sponsored by: Wilbur Marvin Foundation, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, University of Puerto Rico, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Escuela de Artes Plásticas.


2005

Understanding the Mapa de Cuauhtinchán 2. Organized by Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America (HDS) Dr. David Carrasco, Rabinowitz Library, Divinity School at Harvard University.


SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS


1977
Field Ethnographic Study of the Ecology of the Río Grande de Loíza Fishing Villages, Loiza, Puerto Rico.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University de Puerto Rico.


1977-1982
Archaeoastronomy of the Caguana and Tibes Indian Ceremonial Parks in Puerto Rico.
“Association for Rescue and Conservation of Indigenous Monuments.”


1978
Ethnohistoric and Historic Research of the Caguana Indian Ceremonial Park, Utuado, Puerto Rico.
Institute of Puerto Rican Culture.


1983-1985

Archaeological Voluntary Survey in El Yunque National Caribbean Forest Reserve. USDA Forest Service,


1987
Principal Investigator and Ethnohistorian for the Archaeological Stage II Excavations of the Rio Niguas Indian Villages in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Elenan Ostionoid and Chican Ostionoid. Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority


1988
Principal Investigator for the Archaeological Stage II Excavations at the CI- Site Late Saladoid Village,
Palominos Island, Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Catlett Construction Company.


1990-1995

Multidisciplinary scientific Study of the Caguana y Tibes Indian Ceremonial Parks. In collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey,


1990-1997
Archaeoastronomy of the Caguana and Tibes Indian Ceremonial Parks in Puerto Rico.
US. Geological Survey.


1991

Principal Investigator for the Archaeological Stage II Excavations at the Site El Conquistador I & II, Elenan Ostionoid Village, Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Catlett Construction Company.


1991-1993

Principal Investigator and Historian for the Historic District of San Germán Archaeological Excavations. Responsible for the coordination of the government agencies involved. (PRHTA, PRTC, PRASA, AEE).


1992

Principal Investigator and Ethno historian for the Archaeological Stage II Excavations of Ceremonial Chican Ostionoid Plazas, Saliente Ward, Jayuya, Institute of Puerto Rican Culture & Municipality of Jayuya, Puerto Rico


1992

Glotto chronological Comparative Linguistic Study between Arahuacan and Mayan Languages.


1993-1999
Principal Investigator for the Paso del Indio Archaeological Mitigation Project: Archaeological Excavations [1993-95],
Curation of Archaeological Collection [1995-97], Author of Proposal for Analytical Studies, [1999]. 22 Acres Multicomponent Site (Pre-ceramic, Late Saladoid, Ostionan and Elenan Ostionoid, Chican Ostionoid Villages). Responsible for the administration of a 120 persons field and field laboratory archaeological team. Unearthed more than 140 human remains. Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority.


The archaeological excavations at Paso del Indio in Vega Baja have been the most extensive up to date in Puerto Rico. Dr. García Goyco coordinated multidisciplinary scientific studies with the following institutions: USDA Forest Service, Caribbean National Forest; USDA Forest Service, Southern Region; Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México; University of Puerto Rico; University of Colorado; John Hopkins University; University of Georgia at Athens; Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; University of Florida; Inter American University; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; US Geological Survey; Puerto Rico State Historic Preservation Office; Institute of Puerto Rican Culture; Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority, US Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.


1
995-1996
Collaboration in the research project: Paleohidrology of the Rio Indio Valley, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. U.S. Geological Survey,


1998-1999

2005-2006
Principal Investigator and Historian for the Archaeological Stage II & III Excavations of an Early Colonial Site in Dorado, Puerto Rico [Possibly La Trinidad Water Mill, 1549]. Molinos de Río Lajas Inc.


2004-PRESENT

Principal Investigator for archaeological excavations the Botanical Garden at the Hacienda San José. Sugar Plantation Site 19th Century and multicomponent pre-Columbian site late saladoid, ostionan ostionoid, chican ostionoid (600-1500 A.D.). Caguas Municipality, Puerto Rico.


MUSEOGRAPHIC EXPOSITIONS


1992
Curator: Archaeological Collection of the San Germán Historic District,
Interamerican University of San Germán Library.


1992

Curator: Archaeological Excavations at the Historic District of San Germán, Program Our Archaeological Heritage, Fifth Anniversary of the Discovery of America. Institute of Puerto Rican Culture.


1993

Photographer for the Exposition: Indian Petroglyphs of Puerto Rico. Parks and Museums Section of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture.


1995

Photographer for the Permanent Exposition: Indian Petroglyphs of Puerto Rico. Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, El Cemí Museum, Jayuya, Puerto Rico.


1995

Curator: Archaeological Collection of the Paso del Indio Site, Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority.


1996

Curator: “Paso del Indio en la Intermetro, la colección arqueológica”, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.


1997-PRESENT

Archaeological Traveling Museum Sample, Pilot Project-Education for a New Century, Puerto Rican Foundation of the Humanities, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Public Education Department, Las Americas Museum. Traveling Exposition of Taino Icon Reproductions.


2001

Curator: Paintings of European Masters, Caparra Country Club, Murey Art Gallery.


2006-2007

Curator for Scheduled Ethnographic Exposition of the Information Center of the San Jose Sugarcane Plantation Botanical Garden located in the Municipality of Caguas.


2006-2007
Associate Curator for Scheduled Permanent Museographic Exposition of the Pre-Columbian Ecuador Cattlett Collection,
Las Americas Museum.



SELECTED PRESENTATIONS


1979
Symposium of the Prehispanic Cultures of America,
Paper: Indian Archaeoastronomy of the Americas.
National Endowment for the Humanities, Interamerican University, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


1981
Simposium for Environmental Conservation,
Paper: Social Prejudice Against the Indian of the West Indies.
College of Lawyers, National Endowment for the Humanities.


1987
New World Third Conference of Rescue Archaeology, Carúpano, Venezuela.
Paper: Regulations for the Restoration of the Historic Buildings in Puerto Rico
Organización de Estados Americanos OEA (Organization of American States).


1987

La Cruz Azul Annual Convention
In situ” Lecture: The Mayas of Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, México.


1988

II Archaeological Congress José Antonio Caro
Paper: “Antroponimia Mítica Indoantillana”
Museum of the Dominican Man, Dominican Republic.


1989

III Encounter of Researchers
Paper: Archaeological Icons from the Los Andes University Museum, Merida, Venezuela.
Puerto Rican Association of Anthropologists and Archaeologists.


1992

X International Symposium of the Latin American Indian Literature Association
Paper: Comparative Lexicon Study between Mayan and Arahuacan Languages
Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y El Caribe.


1995

United States Department of the Interior,
U.S. Geological Survey Annual Meeting
Paper: Preliminary Findings of the Mitigation Work at Paso del Indio.
Human Resources Management, Committee of the Water Resources Division,
USGS Caribbean District Office


Annual Convention of the Puerto Rican Society of Contractors
Paper: Archaeological Excavations at Paso del Indio,
held at the Conquistador Hotel, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.


1998

Hispanic Heritage Program Manager Monthly Reunion, Invited Lecturer on
Minorities Cultural Resources,
U.S. Department of Labor, Washington DC.


1999

Hispanic Heritage Program Manager Annual Convention, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington D.C.
Lecturer on Archaeology of Mesoamerica and the West Indies
Held at the San Juan Hotel, Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.


2001

Ph.D. Thesis Presentation, Lecture Hall, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Madrid, Spain. Paso del Indio, A Multicomponent Site of the Arawak Indians of Puerto Rico: Sites and Religion.


2002

Seminar: The Chronicles and the Archaeological Record.
Paper: Archaeological Excavations at the Molino de la Trinidad Site; Possible Oldest Water Mill in U.S. Territory.
Puerto Rico State Historic Preservation Office.


2003

Fifth Encounter of Investigators in Archaeology and Ethno history.
Nemotechnics and Myth: Possible Mythemes in the Prehispanic Caribbean Rock Art.

Institute of Puerto Rican Culture.


2003

Workshop: Ancient History of Puerto Rico.
Papers:
The Potential of Archaeology in Puerto Rico.
Social Archaeology as an Integrated Effort.
Archaeology in Paso del Indio: From Theory to Practice.
Program: Educative Innovative Strategies Title V, Project: Innovative Curriculum for Social Studies Teachers,
PR Commonwealth Department of Education, Social Studies Program. Continued Education Division, University of Puerto Rico.


2003

XX International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology
Paper: New Interpretations regarding Taino Iconography: Possible representations of the Tree of Sustenance.
Museum of the Dominican Man, Dominican Republic.


2003

Cycle of Lectures: Multiple Looks to Investigation in the Social Sciences.
Paper: The Tainos at the Turn of the Twenty First Century: Multidisciplinary Approach for an Integrated Vision.
Center of Social Investigations, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.


2004

Paper: Taino Cosmology: Interdisciplinary Approximations.
Archaeology Workshop University of Turabo Museum, Gurabo, Puerto Rico.


2004

Cycle of Lectures-Innovative Curriculum for Social Science Teachers
Paper: Archaeology Fundaments and Practices.
Training to 300 teachers.
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Department of Education,
Social Studies Program. Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Project Title V, Part A CIMES.


2005

Sixth Encounter of Investigators in Archaeology and Ethno history.
Paper: Twenty Thousand Leagues of Travel Inside the San German Sewers. Institute of Puerto Rican Culture.


2005

Paper: The Cosmic Tree in Mesoamerica, the Caribbean and the Orinoco and Amazon Basin. Symposium Understanding the Mapa de Cuauhtinchán 2, Rabinowitz Library, Divinity School at Harvard University.


2005

Paper: Possible Presence of clans in the Taino Iconography.
Third Encounter of Investigators of the Turabo University.
Museum of the Turabo University, Gurabo, Puerto Rico.


2006

Paper: Iconography of Taino Chiefdom’s Food Distribution Rituals.
71st. Annual Meeting, Society for American Archaeology.
Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico.



PUBLICATIONS AND MONOGRAPHS


1982
Xibalbay: Time Travel.
Composer, lead vocalist, back up vocals and recorder player, Long Playing Record with the musical group Xibalbay, Borinquen Records.


1982

“A Farmer discovered the Tibes Indian Ceremonial Park at Ponce”. Co-author with Manuel Vizcasillas. El Ponceño, Official Journal of the Ponce Chamber of Commerce, March.


1983

Comparative Study of the Mythology of the Antilles, Venezuela and Mesoamerica.
MA Thesis, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Unpublished.


1984

Maya and Aztec Influences on the Taínos, Xibalbay, San Juan, 130 pages. Honorific Mention in the Literature and Journalism contest of the Institute of Puerto Rican Literature.


1984
“Hacienda, vivienda y café, ayer y hoy”
[Study of the coffee plantations of the mountainous center of Puerto Rico], Co-author with Amilcar Tirado, Universidad de Valladolid [Inedited].


1985

“Bird of the Four Hundred Voices”. Archaeology, 1:15-16, Arecibo Puerto Rico.


1988

“Mythical Anthroponomy of the Tainos”. The Journal, 9:44-49. Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


1988

“A visit to La Pedregoza Alta Indian Site" Los Andes University Anthropology Journal, Archaeology Museum of Los Andes University, Mérida, Venezuela .


1990

“Reglamentation for the Restoration of Historic Monuments in Puerto Rico”. In Rescue Archaeology: Five Papers, Puerto Rican Association of Anthropologists and Archaeologists. San Juan.
In Acts of the Third Conference of Rescue Archaeology, “Organización de Estados Americanos”, Carúpano, Venezuela.


1990

The Mesoamerican Ballgame
Unpublished Essay.


1994

Nomination of the Historic Zone of San German to the National Register of Historic Places, Co-author. US. Department of the Interior, Washington DC.


1995

“Paso del Indio”. “Journal of Primary Medicine and Geriatrics”. San Juan, June.


1996

"Mythology and Funerary Archaeology at Paso del Indio" [Published Paper]. Cupey- Journal of the Metropolitan University, Vol. XVIII, San Juan.


1998

Archaeological Ideas [Co-author]. Puerto Rican Foundation of the Humanities, San Juan.


1999
Archaeology in Puerto Rico [Co-author].
CD Rom. Puerto Rican Foundation of the Humanities, San Juan.


1999

"Hercolobus and the Moctezuma Predictions”.
El Nuevo Día Newspaper, Sunday Magazine, 8/8/99


1999
"The Myth of the Magic Serpent”
El Nuevo Día Newspaper, Sunday Magazine, 10/3/99


1999

"The Hurricane Goddess”
El Nuevo Día Newspaper, Sunday Magazine, 11/7/99


1999

"A Christ between the Aztecs”
El Nuevo Día Newspaper, Sunday Magazine, 12/19/99


2000

"Quetzalcóatl: Architect of the Divinity”
El Nuevo Día Newspaper, Sunday Magazine, 1/30/2000


2000

"The Myth of the Celestial Turtle”
El Nuevo Día Newspaper, Sunday Magazine, 7/2/2000


2001

"Mystics of the South American Jungle”
El Nuevo Día Newspaper, Sunday Magazine, 12/16/2001


2002

Illustrated Tale: “Dreaming in Taíno”. In Caribbean Dream, musical production in Compact Disk of New Age Musician, Bagué. Alcione Music Entertainment Inc. Miami.


2005

Archaeology, Iconography and Myth: Three Essays About the Taíno. Editorial Zuimaco. San Juan. CD ROM.


2006

Ilustrated Tales of the Taino Gods. Prologue by Dr. Ricardo Alegría (In final publication stages)


2006

A Dictionary of Puerto Rican Painters. Murey Art Gallery, Guaynabo. [in preparation].



2006

“The Mapa de Cuauhtinchan and the Cosmic Tree in Mesoamerica, The Caribbean and the Amazon and Orinoco Basin”. Chapter in the book Understanding the Mapa de Cuauhtinchán 2. David Carrasco and Scott Sessions, Editors. Harvard University, Rockefeller Foundation and the University of New Mexico Press. (In final publication stages).


2006
Monographs to be published in the Virtual Portal of the Hacienda San José Botanical Garden, Caguas, Puerto Rico (In edition stage).

Monographs to be published in the Virtual Portal of the Hacienda San José Botanical Garden, Caguas, Puerto Rico (In edition stage).
  • Origins of the Domestication of Plants and Animals in South America.
  • Origins of the domestication of Plants in Mesoamerica.
  • Geographic and Demographic Profile of the Greater Antilles.
  • The African Heritage of the Yorubas (Santería of Afrocaribbean Cubans).
  • Elements of the “criollo” mestizo of Puerto Rico.
  • Conceptual Theoretical Frame of Anthropology and Associated Disciplines.
  • Migration of man to America during the Wisconsin Glaciation.
  • Taino Cosmology and Mythology.
  • Indigenous Cultures of the West Indies, Elemental Version.
  • The Archaic Societies of the Antilles.


FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES


1982
The Sacred Valley of Tibes.
Script co-author with Manuel Vizcasillas, Washington Communicators, Ponce, Puerto Rico.


1993-1997
Participation and patronage for the film, Caguana: Our Taino Heritage.
In collaboration with Oasis Productions, Inc.


COLLABORATIONS WITH NEWSPAPERS & JOURNALS

1991
“Lexicon and Morphology of the Arawak Linguistic Family of South America and the West Indies”.
American Antiquity, Current Research Section, 1/1, Vol. 56, No. 1.

1993
“Excavations in the Historic District of San German”. American Antiquity, Current Research Section, 1\1, Vol. 58, No. 1.

1993
“Digging up the past”, The San Juan Star Newspaper, 8\11, On the Job.

1993
“Archaeological Site In Danger, it has been Compared to Pompeii.” El Vocero Newspaper, 8\21.

1993
“Archaeological Discovery”, El Nuevo Día Newspaper, 8\25, Cover Page. “History Comes to a Stop at Paso del Indio”, 8\25, Primer Plano.

1993
“Interest in the Archaeological Excavation”, El Vocero Newspaper, 8\30.

1993
“Boriken Footprints”. El Nuevo Día Newspaper, 9\19, Dominical Special Edition.

1994
“Taino Village Unveiled”. The San Juan Star Newspaper. Cover Page, 9\19.

1994
“Pre-Columbian History, ”Primer Plano”. El Nuevo Día Newspaper, 9\19.

1995
“Time Tunnel for the Taino Mortuary Practices”, El Nuevo Día Newspaper 5\11.

1995
“Discovering Step by Step”. El Nuevo Día Newspaper, 7\30.

1995
“Protecting the Past”. San Juan Star Newspaper, Cover page, 7\14.

1995
“Bridge to the Past”. Federal Archaeology, Fall\Winter.

1995
“Bridge to the Past”. San Juan Star Newspaper, Portfolio, 7\18.

1995
“Scientist Will Apply DNA at Paso del Indio”. Diálogo Newspaper, Sept.

1996
“Mudan Yacimiento Paso del Indio”. El Vocero Newspaper, 9\6.

1996
“A Treasure is Safe”. El Nuevo Día Newspaper, Entrelíneas, 9\5.

1996
“The Importance of Paso del Indio”. Claridad Newspaper, 2\2.

1996
“Pretaino Archaeology”. Archaeology, May/June.

1998
“Discovery of Cultural and Historic Patrimony”. El Vocero Newspaper, 8/15.

1998
“It is Still Unknown if the Site will be a Priority”. Primera Hora Newspaper, 8/10.

1998
“Missing Link at the Toa’s Riverside”. Primera Hora Newspaper, 8/19.


AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


1982
College of Architects Scholarship for attending the Preservation of Historic Monuments Seminar-Caribbean Preservation Institute.

1983-1986
Institute of Puerto Rican Culture Scholarship for Graduate Study & Research.

1985
Honorific Mention for the Contest of Literature and Journalism of the Institute of Puerto Rican Literature-For the Book: Maya and Aztec Influences on the Tainos of the Greater Antilles.

1992
Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Scholarship for the Participation in the International Environmental and Archaeological Congress.

1992
The Order of the Cemí -
Jayuya Indian Festival Award, Commemoration of the 500’s years Discovery of America.

1994
Puerto Rico State Historic Preservation Office Research Grant for the Nomination of San Germán Historic Zone to the National Register of Historic Places

1995
Interamerican University Association of History Students Award
-Paso del Indio en la Intermetro, Universidad Interamericana, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


PROFESSIONAL RELATED TRAVEL


Austria:
Vienna Stephansdom, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Saint Peter’s Church, Schlob Mirabell Palace, 1994.

Costa Rica:
Jade Museum.

Denmark:
Copenhagen Museum, Copenhagen Opera House, Tivoli Amusement Park, Viking Museum.

Egypt:
Cheops, Kephren and Mikerinos Pyramids; The Sphinx; Cairo Museum; Mohammed Ali Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque, Sakkarah Pyramid; Memphis [Mennof-Ra], Memphis Museum; Aswan Granite Quarries; Elephantine Island; Edfu; Esna; Philae; Kom Ombo; Luxor; Karnak; Colossus of Memnon; Valley of the Kings [Tombs of Tutankhamon, Amon-Ofis II, Merenptah, Ramses IV]; Valley of the Queens [Tombs of Queen Hatshepsut, Montu-Hotep I]; Valley of the Workers [Tombs of Inherkha, Sennedjen]; Alexandria [Greco-Roman Museum, Catacombs at Kom El Shogafa, Ptolemy’s Acropolis, Alexandria Library, Pharos of Alexandria, Fort Qaytbey, Montazah Palace, Aou El Abbas Mosque], 1995.

France:
Paris [Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Champ Elysees, D’Orsay Museum, Notre Dame, Arc de Triumph, Mont Matre]. Marseilles.

Guatemala:
Antigua, Tikal, Tikal Museum, Uaxactún, Seibal, Aguateca, Dos Pilas, Arroyo de Piedra, El Duende, Iximchee, Gumarkaah, Huehuetenango, Quiriguá, Museo de la Fundación Rossbach, Museo Popol Vuh, Museo Nacional de Guatemala,1990.

Holland:
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Historical Museum, Rijksmuseum, The Allard Pierson Museum (University of Amsterdam Museum).

Honduras:
Copán, Museo de las Ruinas de Copán.

Italy:
Florence--Basilica Il Duomo, Plaza Il Duomo, Museo Nazionale, Palazo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Museum, Pitti Palace, Degli Argenti Museum, Forte Beldevere, Boboli Gardens, La Academia Museum.
Napoles--Pompeii.
Rome--The Forum, The Colloseum, Circus Maximus, Vía Appia, The Catacombs, The Pantheon.
Vatican City--Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican Museum.
Venice--Piaza San Marco, Basilica Di San Marco, Galleria Della Basilica, Palazo Ducale.

México:
Chichén Itzá, Balancanché, Mayapán, Dzibilchaltún, Yaxuná, Uxmal, Uxmal Museum, Xlapak, Sayil, Labná, Acanceh, Ruinas del Rey, Tulum, Palenque, Palenque Museum, Monte Albán, Mitla, Dainzú, Teotihuacan, Templo Mayor de Tenochtitlan, Templo Mayor Museum, Cuicuilco, Xochicalco, Teotenango, Cholula, Cacaxtla, Cacaxtla Museum, Tizatlán, Tula, Tula Museum, El Tajín, El Tajín Museum, Cempoala, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Tlatelolco, México Cathedral, Virgen de la Guadalupe Catedral, Frida Kalho Museum, Villahermosa Regional Museum, Oaxaca Regional Museum, Universidad de Las Américas Museum, La Venta Museum, Mérida Museum, Mayan Villages of Chenalho, San Andrés de Larrainzar, Tenejapa.

Norway:
Naval Museum, History Museum, Kon Tiki Museum, Folk Museum, Viking Museum, Bergen Historic Museum.

Spain:
Ávila--El Escorial.
Barcelona--Centro Histórico, Barrio Gótico, Museo de Picasso, La Sagrada Familia, Parque Guell, Casa Batlló y la Pedrera de Gaudí, Museo de Gaudí, Catedral de Barcelona, Acuario de Barcelona, Monasterio e Iglesia de la Virgen de La Monserrat].
Granada--La Catedral, Baños Árabes, La Cartuja, La Alambra.
Jaén--Castillo de Santa Catalina
Madrid--Museo El Prado, Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Cera, Museo del Palacio de Villa Hermosa, Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Centro de Arte de la Reina Sofía, Museo de Armas, Castillos Medievales de Arévalo, La Mota, Coca, Peñafiel, Cuellar, Turegano, Pedraza.

Sweden:
Nacional Museum, Vasa Museum, The Stockholms City Museum, Stadsparken (Outdoor Museum), Orebro Castle, Orebro Folk Museum.

United States of America:
Boston—Peabody Museum, Harvard University.
Miami--Museum of South Florida, Museum of Science, Vizcaya Castle.
New Orleans--French Quarter, Louisiana State Museum, River Road Plantations.
New York--Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim Museum, Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, Museo del Barrio.
Orlando--Walt Disney World.
Washington D.C.--Smithsonian Institution -National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, Smithson Castle, The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, Ford Theater Museum, Federal Bureau of Investigations Headquarters, National Art Gallery.

Venezuela:
Mérida--Ruinas de la Pedregosa, Museo de la Universidad de Los Andes.
Monagas--Reserva Nacional los Guacharos.
Sucre--Museo Regional de Carúpano, Aldea de los Waraos en el Río San Juan