Gallenkamp, Charles (Benton)

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GALLENKAMP, Charles (Benton)

GALLENKAMP, Charles (Benton). American, b. 1930. Genres: History, Children's non-fiction, Young adult fiction, Archaeology/Antiquities. Career: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, assistant director of Museum of Anthropology, 1948-51; Houston Museum of Natural History, Houston, Tex., research associate in anthropology, 1952-56; Interam Foundation, Inc., Denton, Tex., director of Maya Research Fund, 1957-62; Janus Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M., director, 1970-76. Writer and lecturer on archaeology, ethnology, and pre-Columbian art of the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America, 1959-. Conducted research at American Museum of Natural History, British Museum, and Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City; research associate of School of American Research, Santa Fe, 1976-98; exhibition coordinator for "Maya: Treasures of an Ancient Civilization," a traveling exhibition organized by the Albuquerque Museum, 1981-87. Publications: Maya: The Riddle and Rediscovery of a Lost Civilization 1959, 3rd ed., 1985; The Pueblo Indians in Story, Song, and Dance (juvenile), 1955; Finding Out about the Maya (juvenile), 1963; (with C. Meyer) The Mystery of the Ancient Maya, 1985; (gen. ed.) Maya: Treasures of an Ancient Civilization, 1985; Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions, 2001. Address: c/o William Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.