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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fieldwork opportunity Peruvian Central Coast

"Come to learn about ARCHAEOLOGY in Peru"

The Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP), one of the most prestigious
research institutions in social sciences for Latin America, announces the
second laboratory season of its international Field School in the Peruvian
Central Coast.

Based on the beach town of Punta Hermosa, 30kms south of Lima, the
Peruvian Central Coast Field School offers personalized training in
laboratory methodologies where students will analyze the artifacts
recently recovered during 2013 season fieldwork at Panquilma; a XII-XVI
century community located in the hinterland of one of the most important
religious centers of the Andean coast: Pachacamac.

Workshops on a variety of subjects will be carried out for intensive
preparation in how to identify, classify, illustrate and describe
different types of artifacts, while interpreting them in chronological and
spatial contexts. During our excavations at Panquilma, an extensive
amount of amazingly well preserved material from public and domestic
sectors was collected; such as BOTANICAL REMAINS, CERAMIC, TEXTILES,
ANIMAL and HUMAN BONE, among others. If desired, students will select a
specific type of material from our collection to intensively study,
learning to elaborate detailed attribute analysis and typology.

PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY will be a special focus of research during this
REMAINS recovered during the excavations at the funerary, domestic and
public sectors of the site. In this aspect, they will not only learn how
to identify each component of human structure; but also how to identify
age, health conditions, diet among other characteristics.

In addition, students may be able to obtain credit from their universities
after discussing that option with their department chair. Senior staff
would be willing to discuss this with the faculty staff and provide
feedback on student participation after the field season is completed.

2013 - 2014 Sessions:

Students have the option to program their sessions according to their
particular schedule, as our workshops vary from one to four weeks of

If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us:

Information about lodging facilities can be found in our webpage:

Information about costs will be provided directly to interested students
upon consultation.

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