Ursula Dyckerhoff

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Ursula Dyckerhoff , also Ursula Dyckerhoff-Prem , (born September 4, 1930 in Wiesbaden , † June 10, 2004 in Essen ) was a German ethnologist and ancient American .

After studying in Heidelberg, which she graduated as a qualified interpreter for Spanish and English, from 1960 she studied ancient American studies, ethnology and linguistics in Hamburg with Franz Termer and Günter Zimmermann , where she wrote a source-critical thesis on the Crónica Mexicana des Hernando de Alvarado Tezozómoc received his doctorate. Until 1975 she worked in the Puebla / Tlaxcala priority program of the German Research Foundation in the Mexican states of Puebla and Tlaxcala on ethno-historical topics. From 1984 to 1988 she taught ethnology at the University of Göttingen . Then she headed until 1994, the America department of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum of the city of Cologne , where she was responsible for various exhibitions, including the successful traveling exhibition The World of the Maya and spring work of the Indians of South America .

She had been married to the American artist Hanns J. Prem since 1978 , with whom she repeatedly researched and published.


  • Nikolai Grube: Obituary Ursula Dyckerhoff (1930-2004). In: Mexicon , Volume 26, No. 4, 2004, p. 76. ( JSTOR 23759719 ).
  • Sandra López Varela: In Memoriam: Ursula Dyckerhoff . In: Yearbook of Latin American History . 41, 2004, pp. 15-18. ISSN  0075-2673 .
  • Ursula Dyckerhoff-Prem. In: Bettina Beer : Women in German-speaking ethnology. A manual. Böhlau, Cologne / Weimar / Vienna 2007, ISBN 978-3-412-11206-6 , pp. 52–54.

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