- 3 hours
National Museum of Anthropology Tour in Mexico City
From Teotihuacan to the Aztecs
The Maya and Indigenous Mexico Today
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Alejandro Cañas-Ortiz is an archaeologist born and raised in Mexico City. When he was 8 years old, he became interested in pre-Colombian civilizations, especially after his parents took him to an excursion in Teotihuacan, as well as some different archaeological collections in the country. He has a MA in Mesoamerican Studies from National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he researched the interaction between Teotihuacan and the Maya. He is also versed in Maya hieroglyphs, a passion that began when he was an undergraduate at National School of Anthropology and History. He gained experience as an expert guide while researching prestigious collections, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Templo Mayor Museum, and National Anthropology Museum. Additionally, his research has been published in academic peer-reviewed books. From July 2020 to the present day, Alejandro has been actively involved in the Maya Train salvage archaeology project in Southeastern Mexico under the guidance of some of Mexico's top field-archaeologists. His activities have encompassed archaeological reconnaissance and excavations in previously unreported Maya sites between Palenque (Chiapas) and Escárcega (Campeche). His latest fieldwork is currently taking place in Yucatan's Oriental Coast jungles, where he is surveying remnant Maya ruins between Cancun and Tulum, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Whether at an archaeological site or in a museum of antiquities, Alejandro looks forward to sharing his devotion and knowledge about pre-Colombian cultures with travelers on Context tours in the Riviera Maya and Mexico City.
Born in Mexico city, Jazmín is interested in the investigation of pre-Colonial art and worldview through an interdisciplinary approach. Her passion for the ancient Mexican cultures led her to pursue a degree in archeology at the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH). After conducting research on the Huasteca cosmovision and participating in different symposia, in 2018 she obtained a Master's Degree in Mesoamerican Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her fascination with the Mayan culture and her love for Mexico led her to pursue leading archaeological and adventure tours in the Riviera Maya. Her main objective is to promote interest and raise awareness about the importance of the historic, cultural and natural heritage of Mexico through the dissemination of the latest anthropological research and the practice of a sustainable tourism.
Jens has worked and studied in Mexico, Germany, Italy, Ghana, and the United States. In 1997 he moved from Berlin to Mexico after graduating from Freie Universität Berlin in Latin American Studies and Political Science. For ten years he worked full time as an officially licensed tour guide in Mexico and South America. After the birth of his daughter he taught high school World History and Foreign Languages in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2018 he returned to his beloved Mexico City and to his guiding passion. Jens loves to show you the vitality of his adopted home city. His particular interest lies in the amazing cultural fusion and the historic roots of this vibrant metropolis. Since his first visit as a backpacker in 1987 Jens fell in love with Mexico, its culture, traditions, and history.
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