Wolfgang Kuhn was born in 1928, studied botany, zoology, geography, chemistry and philosophy at the University of Frankfurt. After many years of teaching at the universities of Trier, Koblenz and Saarbrücken, he received a professorship of the University of Saarbrücken in 1978. He died in January 2001. Wolfgang Kuhn was the editor of a number of scientific publications and also author and moderator of school broadcasting programmes. The excavations and tombs in Mexico that form the subject of this book were all visited by him.