Anabel Ford

2000 Associate Laureate, Cultural Heritage
United States, Born 1951

ford@marc.ucsb.edu

Valuing the landscape of traditional ways

April 26, 2018

Rolex Awards Laureates Anabel Ford (winner in 2000) and Ilse Köhler-Rollefson (2002) have very different backgrounds. Ford, from the United States, is by training an archaeologist; German Köhler-Rollefson, a veterinary surgeon. But they realized after meeting in Los Angeles in 2016 at the Rolex Awards’ 40th anniversary...

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Anthropologist challenges traditional view of Maya civilization

February 26, 2016

American archaeologist and anthropologist Anabel Ford has spent four decades studying the Maya civilization, principally at El Pilar, the ancient city she discovered on the border of today’s Belize and Guatemala. She also carries out research on Maya culture, which she describes as “one of the world’s...

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Maya forestry for future generations

November 22, 2011

Anabel Ford believes the ancient Maya have a lot to teach people today about the sustainable use of the forest. Working with a local group of indigenous forest gardeners, Ford, who was an Associate Laureate in the 2000 Rolex Awards, has helped construct a model garden at an...

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