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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
In the 1941, 1942 period, when I was working in the Huasteca. It was a time of considerable activity in anthropology and archaeology in Mexico.

{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
I recall that we arrived in Mexico for this work, at the time, just before the opening of the conference on Tua and it's importance,

{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
the conference of the signing for, the Sociedad Mexica Antropologia,

{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
Mexican Anthropological Society, was having it's first round table seminar-type meeting,

lasting several days. And this was the time when the important relationship of Tula,

{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
to the Toltecs was announced. And from this time on, the - for a number of years the round-table has played an important role in Mexican archaeology.

{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
Throughout the '40s certainly, which was a period of, of great activity. Part of this activity, and perhaps to a larger extent as far as I know the origin of the round-table conferences was due to the activities of--

{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
Europeans then living in Mexico, a number of Spaniards who, such as [[Armiez and Calasco ??]], who were refugees from Spain.

And [[Kieschoff ??]] from Germany and France, who brought with him a a highly sophisticated knowledge of

ethnography, ethnology, and of historical research and a very systematic

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