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History of Costa Rica
Working World and Banana Vocabulary in South Pacific Costa Rica

The National Museum of Costa Rica has worked for almost 120 years in the South Pacific of Costa Rica, especially on the archeological investigation of precolombine stone spheres in Diquís Delta.  But the place’s richness comes not only from this indigene heritage, but from the cultural landscape of the banana world, its architecture and its people.

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José Fidel Tristán: scientist and educator

The Anthropology and History Department worked transcribing inedited archeological journals from José Fidel Tristán.  This scientist and educator was linked to the National Museum of Costa Rica since he was very young.  He became its director during 1930-1932.

The book “José Fidel Tristán’s Archeological Journal” was published thanks to this work.