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"
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