Generally, archaeologists like to not be equated with Indiana Jones. That’s just not Reich. The field of archaeology is vast and only a few archaeologists research Nazis; most (if not all) archaeologists do not fight them. A few months ago the research of one archaeologist was shared via The Washington Post. Was he a Nazi fighter? No, but Dr. Daniel Schavelzon has conducted research on the route some Germans fleeing Nazi Germany after its fall took in the wilds of Argentina. Heil-ing for the hills so to speak. He has uncovered some bunkers that indicate how far into Argentina’s interior Nazi or Nazi sympathizers fled and based on the buildings and artifacts he has uncovered how they lived. Goose step over and tune in to our special interview with Dr. Schavelzon!
Dr. Shavelzon founded and directed the Center for Urban Archaeology (FADU, UBA) since 1991, the Area of Urban Archaeology in the City Government of Buenos Aires since 1996 (currently under the Directorate General of Heritage) and the Foundation Area of Mendoza from 1988 and others. It has promoted the formation of research groups working in the country and in Latin America.
He earned his degree in Architecture (University of Buenos Aires) in 1975, a Masters in Restoration of Monuments (The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México/National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico) in 1981, and a PhD (UNAM, Mexico) in 1984.
His areas of work are historical archeology in urban areas has developed and promoted in Buenos Aires and elsewhere in the country and abroad; and also it works in conservation of cultural heritage, cultural policies and illegal trafficking in works of art.
He has received several national awards for scientific output and his work on the national heritage. He has been Member of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments; acts as advisor and evaluator of several universities and national and municipal agencies.