Archaeological Field School Peruvian Central Coast

The Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP), one of the most prestigious research institutions on the social sciences in Latin America, announces the third season of its international field school in archaeological methods “Peruvian Central Coast”. Our field school offers training in mapping, survey and excavation techniques in the field as well as basic training via onsite workshops on statistical sampling in archaeology, bioarchaeological analysis, ceramic analysis and cataloguing, and lithic analysis. Prior experience in archaeological fieldwork is not required.

Fieldwork will take place from May to August 2014 at the site of Panquilma, a XII-XVI century’s pre-Hispanic community located in the hinterland of one of the most important religious centers of the Andean coast: Pachacamac. Panquilma is a multicomponent site composed by monumental, household and funerary remains. During the 2014 season, we will pursue the excavation of a sample of each one of these components aiming to reconstruct ritual activities associated with monumental architecture, daily domestic activities in household remains as well as funerary behaviors in the cemetery sector of the site.

All project members will live and work in a recently completed research facility in Punta Hermosa, a small beach community located 40 km. south of Lima. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the field and in a foreign country, which provides its own set of challenges. Students may be able to obtain credit from their department after discussing that option with their department chair. Senior staff would be willing to discuss this with the department and provide feedback on student participation after the field season is completed.

See the flyer of the 2014 season.

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