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Federico Kauffmann Doig

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Nationality  Peruvian

Name  Federico Doig
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Born  September 20, 1928 (age 87) (1928-09-20) Chiclayo,  Peru
Occupation  Archaeology, Anthropology, History.
Education  National University of San Marcos
Books  Ancestors of the Incas: The Lost Civilizations of Peru, Sex and sexual magic in ancient Peru
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, Latin America & Caribbean

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Federico Kauffmann Doig (born September 20, 1928) is a Peruvian historian and archaeologist.


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Early life

Kauffmann Doig was born in Chiclayo, and spent his childhood and infancy in small localities of Cajamarca and Amazonas, particularly in Cocochillo (today Camporredondo) on the margin right hand of the River Marañon. Of German father, it is provided for the maternal side with forefathers of the millennial culture Mochica.

On having reached his secondary studies in the school Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Lima, he entered to the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, who would grant him two times the doctorate: first in Archaeology and then in History.

Academic career

Professor Doctor Federico Kauffmann-Doig was the Peruvian ambassador to Germany. A descendant of John Doig who was born in Maybole on June 24, 1792 and who emigrated to Peru in 1820. The ambassador has a doctorate in archaeology, as well as a second doctorate in history. He has lectured at several of Peru’s universities and, as a visiting professor at the University of Bonn he taught Peruvian and American archaeology. His prolific professional work has been honoured with the highest award given by Peru in the field of culture. He was the first Latin American to be awarded Sweden's Neubergh Medal. He has been decorated by the Peruvian government, as well as by the governments of Belgium, Austria and Sweden. He is a member of Peru's National Academy of History, an Honorary Member of the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Switzerland, a Member of the Royal Academy of History in Madrid, and the founding director of the Institute of Amazonian Archaeology. More about Professor Doctor Federico Kauffmann-Doig . Happy New Year 2011 As a university professor, Kauffmann Doig has exercised the Director's charges of the Museo de Arte. He is General manager of the Monumental and Cultural Patrimony of the Nation and the Director of the Museo Nacional de Antropología y Arqueología and History of Peru.

He has translated The Incas and their Ancestors and Machu Picchu: Inca Treasure.


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