Archaeologist, is founder of the Spanish Society of Maya Studies and has directed the Archaeological Mission of Mexico and Spain in the Spanish Journal of American Anthropology. For many years he has carried out excavations in Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico, in addition to having explored archaeologically little known areas of the two Americas. As a professor at the Complutense University has created a school Mayanists today are internationally recognized.
He is the author of several books, including those completing the trilogy with the current thresholds calling the Underworld, and more than two hundred articles in his specialty. In this same Editorial has published The religious thought of the ancient Maya (2006) and the edition of the Popol Vuh. Mayan story of the origin of the world and life (2008).