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Marianne Cardale de Schrimpff

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Marianne Vere Cardale de Schrimpff
ResidenceBogotá, Colombia
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
University of Oxford
Spouse(s)Rudolf Hermann Schrimpff Mampe †
ChildrenRobert Schrimpff, Sebastián Schrimpff, Martin Schrimpff
Scientific career
FieldsArchaeology & anthropology of the Calima, Guane, Muisca and others
InstitutionsUniversidad de los Andes
ThesisTechniques of Hand-weavíng and allied arts in Colombia (1972)
Mask of the Calima culture, extensively investigated by Marianne Cardale de Schrimpff
Mask of the Calima culture, extensively investigated by Marianne Cardale de Schrimpff

Marianne Vere Cardale de Schrimpff is a Colombian anthropologist, archaeologist, academic and writer.


Marianne Cardale obtained her master's degree at the University of Edinburgh in 1965 and her PhD in 1972 at the University of Oxford with a thesis named Techniques of Hand-weavíng and allied arts in Colombia.[1][2] From 1970 to 1974 Cardale de Schrimpff worked at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá.[2]

Cardale de Schrimpff has been active in the establishment of the Calima Gold Museum in Cali, in the region of the Calima. She also co-founded the Pro Calima group on the Calima culture. Part of her work was on the Malagana culture, about pre-Columbian roads,[3] and other aspects of the Calima culture. Schrimpff has written about the Herrera Period, the Muisca people and their salt production in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes and about textiles in different parts of the country.[1]

Marianne Cardale de Schrimpff has worked with other Muisca scholars and archaeologists in Colombia, such as Sylvia Broadbent, Gonzalo Correal Urrego, Ana María Groot, Leonor Herrera and others.

Cardale de Schrimpff speaks English, Spanish, French and German.[2]

Her maiden name is Cardale, de Schrimpff refers to her husband, aerial photographer Rudolf Schrimpff. Rudolf Schrimpff died March 30, 2005 in an aviation accident.[4]


Schrimpff has published many books and articles about the Calima, Muisca,[5] Panche,[6] and other indigenous groups of Colombia, in Spanish and English.[7]

Selection of books

  • 2015 - Archaeology of Salt, chapter Pre-Columbian Salt Production in Colombia - searching for the evidence[8]
  • 2000 - Caminos precolombinos: las vías, los ingenieros y los viajeros (with Leonor Herrera)[3]
  • 1996 - Caminos prehispánicos en Calima: El estudio de caminos precolombinos de la cuenca del alto río Calima, Cordillera Occidental, Valle del Cauca[9]
  • 1992 - Calima : diez mil años de historia en el suroccidente de Colombia
  • 1981 - Las salinas de Zipaquirá: su explotación indígena

Selection of articles

  • 2013 - Human Occupation and the Environment during the Holocene in the River Cauca Valley, Colombia. The Evidence from Paleobotany and from Soil Studies (with Neil Duncan, Ana María Groot, Pedro Botero, Alejandra Betancourt & Juan Carlos Berrio[10]
  • 2006 - Cazando animales en el bestiario cosmológico: el cocodrilo en el suroeste de Colombia y en regiones vecinas del Ecuador (800 A.C. a 500 D.C.)[11]
  • 2006 - Estudio de los restos humanos y de fauna del sitio arqueológico Hacienda Malagana (with Gonzalo Correal Urrego, Leonor Herrera & Carlos Armando Rodríguez)[2]
  • 1990 - La agricultura y el manejo de la tierra en tiempos prehispánicos[2]
  • 1989 - Ornamentos y máscaras de oro dela cultura Ilama, metalurgia del periodo formativo tardio en la cordillera occidental colombiana (with Warwick Bray, Leonor Herrera & Adriana Arias De Hassan)[12]
  • 1988 - Textiles arqueológicos del bajo rio San Jorge[13]
  • 1981 - Ocupaciones humanas en el Altiplano Cundiboyacense[5]
  • 1976 - Investigaciones arqueológicas en la zona de Pubenza, Tocaima, Cundinamarca[6]
  • 1974 - Mitología Cuna: Los Kalu según Don Alfonso Díaz Granadas (with Leonor Herrera)[14]

See also


  1. ^ a b c (in Spanish) Marianne Cardale de Schrimpff - Banco de la República
  2. ^ a b c d e (in Spanish) Curriculum Vitae Marianne Vere Cardale de Schrimpff
  3. ^ a b (in Spanish) Caminos Precolombinos
  4. ^ (in Spanish) Biography and death Rudolf Hermann Schrimpff Mampe
  5. ^ a b (in Spanish) Ocupaciones humanas en el Altiplano Cundiboyacense
  6. ^ a b (in Spanish) Investigaciones arqueológicas en la zona de Pubenza, Tocaima, Cundinamarca
  7. ^ List of works by Marianne Cardale de Schrimpff - WorldCat
  8. ^ Pre-Columbian Salt Production in Colombia - searching for the evidence
  9. ^ (in Spanish) Caminos prehispánicos en Calima: El estudio de caminos precolombinos de la cuenca del alto río Calima, Cordillera Occidental, Valle del Cauca
  10. ^ Human Occupation and the Environment during the Holocene in the River Cauca Valley, Colombia. The Evidence from Paleobotany and from Soil Studies
  11. ^ (in Spanish) Cazando animales en el bestiario cosmológico: el cocodrilo en el suroeste de Colombia y en regiones vecinas del Ecuador (800 A.C. a 500 D.C.)
  12. ^ (in Spanish) Ornamentos y máscaras de oro dela cultura Ilama, metalurgia del periodo formativo tardio en la cordillera occidental colombiana
  13. ^ (in Spanish) Textiles arqueológicos del bajo rio San Jorge
  14. ^ (in Spanish) Mitología Cuna: Los Kalu según Don Alfonso Díaz Granadas

Notable works by Cardale de Schrimpff

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