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Faculty Led - Archaeological Field School in Peru  
Moquegua, Peru
Program Terms: Summer Session 1
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Program Description:
Archaeology in Peru

Faculty-Led—Archaeological Field School in Peru

Program Description

Learn basic techniques in artifact analysis and advanced ceramic analysis working on collections from the Wari Imperial site of Cerro Baúl. The museum and archaeological site are located in Moquegua, Peru, where during the Andean Middle Horizon (600-1000CE) a number of different groups interacted on the frontiers of the Wari and Tiwanaku polities. Materials are drawn from the monumental palace on Cerro Baúl. The goal of analysis is to determine what activities took place in the palace and the specific technology of ceramic production used by its elite residents. You will participate in this exciting research. 

The program includes two courses: ATY 479—Analysis of Archaeological data, which will consist of preliminary introduction to the analysis of ceramics, lithics, fauna, and botanical remains; and ATY 497—Ceramic Analysis for Archaeologists, which will introduce advanced techniques of analysis and experimental production of pottery using traditional techniques. Both courses will prepare students for future employment by providing hands-on experiences with a number of different material types and in depth familiarity of ceramic artifacts.


UNCG students, and students from other universities, who have an overall GPA of 3.0 with at least one previous course in anthropology or archaeology are eligible to participate in this course.  Spanish skills preferred, but not required.


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 Inka town.  Meals are provided Monday through Saturday. Students walk a few blocks to the museum each day or meet in the town square for weekly field excursions.

Program Costs & Registration

Students will earn six credits, room, board, transportation from airport and to field trips is provided from June 13 to July 23, 2014. Students are responsible for airfares. Program fees are $3100.

Application Deadline: December 13, 2014

Deposit Deadline: January 31, 2014 ($400)

Payment 1 Deadline: March 3, 2014 ($1350)

Deposit is nonrefundable after March 3, 2014

Final Payment Deadline: April 4, 2014 ($1350)

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.

Please contact the study abroad office for information about application deadlines.