Machinsky studied a collection of great scholarly value presented by Mexican scholars to the Leningrad Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography in the 1930s.
It consisted of systematically arranged archaeological finds from the Valley of Mexico, spanning the time from the earliest agricultural village period (first millennium B.
Tambifin, ellos quisieran compilar 10s estudios sovikticos sobre 10s complejos culturales y 10s procesos histdricos de latinoamkrica prehistdrica y comparar estos con 10s procesos que occurieron en el mundo antiguo para que sea posible establecer /as patrones y las leyes histdricas mutuas. Bartley, an American historian, wrote in 1978: "Twenty years ago very few specialists in the United States would have thought to look to the Soviet Union for serious scholarship in V. It was spurred on, to a great degree, by the 19 14-1 9 15 expedition to the New World organized by the Russian ethnographer Genrickh Manizer and his colleagues. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris.
La tercera fase, que comenzd en /as tiltimas aiios de 10s setenta y continua a1 presente, es caracterizada por las investigaciones cooperativas entre 10s etno- historiadores y 10s arquedlogos para estudiar el area.
Their contacts with foreign colleagues became wider; Soviet archaeologists and ethnologists took part in fieldwork in Latin America. 1979 Muzykalnaya kultura andskikh narodov (Musical Culture of Andean Peoples).
The primary aims today are to introduce Soviet readers to archaeological materials from a number of cultural-historical regions (such as the southern fn'nges of Mesoamerica, Amazonia.
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOVIET STUDIES OF THE ANCIENTCULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA V. The second period went through three stages: the first, from the early 1950s to the early 1960s. Fradkin 1967 Drevnie kultury Kuby (Ancient Cultures in Cuba).
The first, associated with an interest in the ancient Mexican and Peruvian civilizations, can be divided into two stages: the 1920s to the early 1940~ when Soviet scholars first acquainted themselves with antiquitiesfrom the region and used them for historical parallels; and the late 1940s and early I950s, when Soviet historians turned to an analysis of Latin American materials.