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Faculty Led - Archaeological Field School in Peru  
Moquegua, Peru
Program Terms: Summer Session
   
Program Description:
Archaeology in Peru

CONTISUYO ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL IN PERU

June 19 – August 3, 2015

 

Program Description

Learn archaeological excavation and laboratory analysis techniques in the Andean foothills of southern Peru.  This season, the field school will excavate a village near the Wari imperial outpost of Cerro Baúl.  The Wari Empire (AD 600-1000) conquered Moquegua and we will be looking at the groups who lived in the region before the Wari invasion to understand what changes Wari brought to the area. How did local people cope with these changes?  You will be part of the team who will try to answer this question.


The Contisuyo Archaeological Field School is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of Florida, Chicago’s Field Museum, and the Contisuyo Museum in Moquegua, Peru.  Students who participate in the excavation projects will learn a wide array of archaeological investigation techniques, visit other archaeological sites in the region, and experience the rich local culture of Moquegua, Peru.  


Eligibility

Students must have an overall GPA of 2.8 with at least one previous course in anthropology or archaeology.  Students should be in good health and sufficient physical condition to hike daily for 30 minutes with a day pack.  Spanish skills are preferred, but not required. A limited number of scholarships are available for this program.

 

We will be excavating at the site of Las Peñas to understand the perspective of local people who were incorporated into the Wari Empire. This view will be ours as we excavate this summer. On a weekend excursion we will visit Cerro Baúl, a Wari citadel located on the large mesa in the background.


Logistics

The program costs $2600 and includes room, board, local transportation, and excursions. Housing is provided in a rented house in the colonial town of Moquegua, founded in the 16th century by Spanish conquistadors on the site of an Inca town.  Breakfast is served family style at the field house and dinner will be eaten at restaurants in Moquegua. The field house will include an archaeological laboratory and living quarters. Students will live dormitory style with 2 to 3 people per room and a shared bath. 


Credit

Students will receive credit for ATY 478 and ATY 479 for a total of six hours.



Contact Dr. Donna Nash of the Anthropology Department for additional details on this program: djnash@uncg.edu



UNCG reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format, or to change costs in case of conditions beyond its control.