Monday, September 12, 2011

Bioarchaeological Work In Marcajirca 2011

First group 2011 in Marcajirca: Omar Alejos, Alejandra Contreras, Sammanta Linninger, Dr. John Verano, Jasmine Cloven, Mellisa Lund, Grace Warren, Amelia Hessey, Kristen Glass, Emily McDaniels, Sammantha Holder, Katia Valladares, Kathryn Mortesen, Leslie Corona and Rachael Porter

Second Group 2012 in Marcajirca: Mellisa Lund, José Sanchez, Emily McDaniels, Bebel Ibarra, Rosemary Pinales, Chritopher Rinker, Oscar Loyola, Carlos Escobar y Fernando Gutierrez (up)
Reona Oda, Magdalena Auron, Karine Andreassen, Kelsey Hack and Michaela Reizenger (down)

 Lecture in Huari House by Dr. Verano, Department of Anthropology of Tulane University, during his visit to our field school in 2011

Excavations in tombs are usulaly in small spaces
 Excavation in tombs involve work in many positions and closed spaces

Verifying Bone Inventory under Oscar's supervision

Analyzing and making inventory of the material beside chullpas
Mellisa supervising bone inventory in Marcajirca Lab

Working in Marcajirca lab students rotate: maximum 3 students at a time in order to give a quality teaching
Bone Inventory Form to be filled out

Drawing recording bone distribution in tombs

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Archaeology Work 2011

Archaeology Team In Huamparan. Up: Parag, Lea and Hugo, sitting upper row: Fred and Linn, Francesca, Christopher, Carlotta and Lindsey. Lower row: Carlos, Jhon, Bebel and Fernando
Excavations in Marcajirca-behind a tomb
Excavation in Marcajirca to determin occupation before the tomb was built

Excavations in Marcajirca - usually in open spaces

Excavation in "area" in Huamparán- we work with several units positioned next to each other
Recordering architecture in Huamparan

Drawing architecture

Excavating to identify reoccupation or re-use of walls

Excavating a possible intrusive tomb in the main structure

Archaeological drawing which is afterwards passed to autocad program