Saturday, October 11, 2014

Application Process and Schedule 2015

Dates May 29 - June 18th, 2015

The project is focused on three aspects of research and we follow different techniques in the field and laboratory:

 Archaeology:  This part of the program involves archaeological excavations in different types of structures in Huamparán; our goal is for the student to learn to identify stratigraphic layers, be able to fully fill out an excavation form, and improve archaeological drawing. We will examine different material recovered during present and past seasons (ex.pottery, lithics). Some short surveys will be considered in the areas surrounding (if the weather permits). Experience is not required.

Bio-archaeology: This program consists of survey in site with  human remains and bone identification in situ.  The excavations takes place in Huamparán site. Previous experience is not required to be able to participate in this program.

Laboratory:  analysis of human remains from Marcajirca site and from surveys. The bone analyses are performed in order to obtain biological data from the remains recovered by students themselves during the current season or from previous excavations. 

All the participants in the team will rotate between different parts of research so that everyone gets to try everything. However, based on progress and skill for determined areas (ex. lab) if a participant chooses to work only in one area, it will be considered, keeping in mind that the number of students is manageable by a supervisor for that area. 

We will allow using data from our excavation for posters; expecting that respective credit for supervisors and the director of the project is given.


May 29: Meeting in Huaraz museum (morning).
May 30:  Travel Huaraz – Huari
June 1-2:  Lectures and Bone work practice in Huari
June 3-18: Camping, Survey and working in Huamparan.
June 19: Visit Chavin de Huantar.
June 20: Travel  Huari -Huaraz-Lima.


For further information and an application please contact Margarita:

Last Field work season

Friday, October 10, 2014

Random Photos from 2014 season

Monday, September 23, 2013

Archaeological Work in Marcajirca 2013

Archaeological work: Excavations near  Huanca
Archaeological work: Excavations in Sector C

Archaeological Work: Sector F. 
Archaeological work: Topography in the Amphitheater 
Archaeological work: Setting-up the Total Station

Bioarchaeological work: Excavation in Chullpas

Bioarchaeological work: Bone inventory

Bioarchaeological Work: Teaching to identify small bones

Bioarchaeological work: Sketching human remains in chullpas

Bioarchaeological work: Sketching human remains in chullpas

Lab Work: Analyzing human remains 
La Work: Last verification of Inventory 

Lab Work: Identifying Traumas, pathologies ans stress marks

Lab Work: Osteometric

Random Pictures from Marcajirca 2013

Team 2013: (behind from left) Bebel Ibarra, Pablo Mateo, Tori Zieger, Isabella Ayala, Gina DeMattei, Stephanie Koo, Estrellita Romero, Steph Van Burkel, Ray Leonard and Adrian Nolasco
Front(left to right): Jhon Cruz, Oscar Loyola, Carlos Escobar, Rafael Segura, Donita Roberts, Anne Titelbaum and Bronwyn McNeil

Line for lunch

Enjoying nature

Too much mist to work with the Total Station

Everybody heading  to the cross

4600 meters above the sea level

Lecture of Dr. Rick from Stanford  University when visiting Chavin de Huantar

Lunch under the sun

Rohan looking for more tractors to cover the excavations

Archaeological Work at Huamparan 2013

Panoramic view of Structure 1

Excavations in central part of Structure 1

Excavations in the "Patio" of Structure 1

Intrusive tombs 

Uncovering a sealed tomb in structure 1

Tomb 6

Excavations in unit 13

Sketching tomb 4

Excavations in Unit 11

Sketching more tombs