Antipoda. Revista de Antropología y Arqueología
Print version ISSN 1900-5407
LAURIERE, Christine. THE SCIENTIFIC LINKS OF GERARDO REICHEL-DOLMATOFF WITH FRENCH AMERICANIST ANTHROPOLOGISTS (PAUL RIVET, CLAUDE LEVI-STRAUSS). Antipod. Rev. Antropol. Arqueol. [online]. 2010, n.11, pp. 101-124. ISSN 1900-5407.
This paper explores the relationship between these three anthropologists who had a great infuence on the development of americanist studies and anthropology, with a focus on unpublished archival material that will bring some new data for the history of Colombian anthropology. This will help us to understand better the consequences of Rivet's two-year presence in Colombia. once he left bogota in 1943 and until Rivet's death in 1958, Reichel kept a special relationship with him. With their correspondence it is easier to follow the evolution of Reichel's ideas in their frst period. Rivet was the link between Reichel and Lévi-Strauss when they really got in touch in the 1960's, since Lévi-Strauss knew Reichel's frst ethnographic researches in the late 1940's thanks to Rivet. their mutual acquaintance was decisive for the coming of a few French ethnographers close to Lévi-Strauss that chose Colombian feldworks.
Keywords : History of anthropology; history of americanism; Colombia; Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff; Paul Rivet; Claude Lévi-Strauss.