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This profile was last updated on 7/23/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Francisco Corrales

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Leading Anthropologist

Local Address: Costa Rica
National Museum
 
Background

Employment History

  • Archaeologist

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    National Museum
  • Director
    Museo Nacional

Education

  • degrees
    University of Costa Rica
  • doctorate , anthropology
    University of Kansas
21 Total References
Web References
Costa Rica Blog And Articles
www.villascostarica.com, 23 July 2012 [cached]
Francisco Corrales, a leading anthropologist at Costa Rica's National Museum has stated that the three new spheres were located together, with two of the objects measuring 25cm in diameter and the third slighter smaller at 16cm wide. Corrales adds that the spheres had not been disturbed since they were first buried. Read the rest of this entry >
Costa Rica Blog, News, Information & Articles on Costa Rica, Costa Rica
www.villascostarica.com, 14 July 2012 [cached]
Francisco Corrales, a leading anthropologist at Costa Rica's National Museum has stated that the three new spheres were located together, with two of the objects measuring 25cm in diameter and the third slighter smaller at 16cm wide. Corrales adds that the spheres had not been disturbed since they were first buried. (more...)
Archaeologists are not sure what they ...
www.audleytravel.com, 13 Dec 2007 [cached]
Archaeologists are not sure what they were used for but Francisco Corrales, director of the National Museum, said the discovery enforces a scientific theory.
Speaking to the newspaper, he said: "The finding leads us to believe that these spheres were symbols of social prestige and hierarchical positions.
"This is important because it reinforces the fact that the spheres were created by indigenous people who had a complex society, capable of constructing such things.The Chiriqui were experts with stone," he added.
Archaeologist Francisco ...
insidecostarica.com, 21 June 2013 [cached]
Archaeologist Francisco Corrales said that the structures at the site reveal a feature never seen before - the walls of the structures are covered with some type of limestone coating or 'plating.'
Francisco Corrales, a former ...
www.amcostarica.com, 24 Sept 2009 [cached]
Francisco Corrales, a former director of the Museo Nacional, said there was not a lot of contact between the Guayabo residents and the populations that fabricated the stone spheres in southwest Costa Rica. He is developing a museum of the spheres near Palmar Sur. However, he was one of the spectators Wednesday night at the presentation of the Guayabo plans. He said it was an important site.
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