FUNDAR publishes the book Arqueología de El Salvador

On February 7, 2017, FUNDAR presented the newly published book Arqueología de El Salvador at an event held at El Salvador's National Museum (Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzmán, MUNA). Speeches were given by the Secretary of Culture, Silvia Elena Regalado, and the President of FUNDAR, Rodrigo Brito. The author, Paul Amaroli, offered a summary of the book's objectives and contents.


Silvia Elena Regalado, Secretary of Culture


Rodrigo Brito, President of FUNDAR


Presention at the National Museum ( MUNA)


The book's author, Paul Amaroli, with Rodrigo Brito


The book has 383 pages divided into 11 chapters, with 262 illustrations including photos, drawings, and maps. It presents information about El Salvador's better known archaeological sites, such as Tazumal, Joya de Cerén, San Andrés, and Cihuatán, and also offers data and interpretations about the l5,000 years or more of culture in the territory of El Salvador, from the arrival of human beings through the Spanish invasion.

The book was written in non-academic language because it is meant for a general audience. It is hoped that it will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge about the prehispanic past which is shared by the near totality of modern Salvadorans.

The book was financed by the Hosptial de Diagnóstico as part of its program "Beyond Medicine" ("Más allá de la medicina") which consists in supporting projects that contribute to national culture.

The book is available at the two installations of the Hospital de Diagnóstico (Escalón and Colonia Médica), at the two centers of the Clínica de Radiología Brito-Mejía Peña (also Escalón and Colonia Médica), and at the La Piscucha store located at the entrance to the National Museum (MUNA). The book is available for a special price (50% of cost) to students of Archaeology through FUNDAR's office.