Application Process 2017
May 27th - June 17th
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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, this site has a ceremonial compound and cluster of subterranean tombs. 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.
This program does not carry academic credit; however, we will work with you if you petition your university/college for credit. We can supply supporting documentation and evaluation of your participation. Many of our previous students have earned credit for their participation.