The students will learn how to recover and analyze archaeological material, participating in the main stages of the investigation, from the excavation to the laboratory research.
The first stage will be conducted in the famous Inca oracle of Pachacamac, the most important sanctuary in the andean coast, situated in the Lurin Valley a few kilometers from the shoreline (Pacific ocean). The Lurin valley constitutes one of the main work areas of the Archaeological Program-Fieldschool “Pachacamac Valley”, a program that has been training archaeologists for the past 20 years. Pachacamac is the site where the first archaeological investigations in Peru had begun, archaeologists like Max Uhle, William D. Strong and Julio C. Tello excavated different of the principal structures. Our archaeological program is interest on retake the problem of the Inca presence in the sanctuary.
This year we will concentrate our research in the base of the Sun Pyramid, following the steps of the first researches done in the site. Here, the students will learn excavation techniques and the proper strategies to recover materials and data- from the field draw to the Total Station.
The second stage will be conducted in the laboratories of our program located in the Tablada de Lurin archaeological site. There we can find the proper space and materials to do the pottery analyzes, the digitalization of the field drawings and the processing of the entire data.
Dr. Krzysztof Makowski Hanula, (07.03.1952), and Master in Archaeology and Doctor of Historical Sciences by Warsaw University. Is tenure professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, where he has been successively coordinator of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in archeology, chair of the Humanities Department (2000-2005) and Dean of the Arts and Humanities Faculty (2006-2011).
He is co-creator of the Andean Studies Graduate Program and Head of the PUCP Archaeological Program and Field School “Valle de Pachacamac” since 1991. He has conducted archaeological -interdisciplinary projects in Syria and Peru, in Alto Piura and Lurin valleys. He was scientific director of the survey projects “Camisea-Selva, Sierra and Costa” and “Culebras Valley”. He currently directs excavations at Pachacamac and conservation work and the urban settlement of the Inca mitmaquna Pueblo Viejo-Pucara.
Author of many books and papers on iconography and Eastern Roman architecture, Hellenistic and Roman urbanism, Vicús, Paracas, Mochica and Inca culture, iconography and burial customs in the Early Intermediate Period, urbanism and religion in the prehispanic Andes.
Grace Alexandrino is a Teacher Assistant for Archaeological Survey and Excavation at PUCP, with 5 years of experience in education. She is also the Archaeologist in charge of the digital catalogue of the Archaeological Program Field School Pachacamac Valley and has participated in children educational programs in Ancon Museum and PUCP, as well as international field schools in Peru and Bolivia.
Cynthia Vargas is a teacher assistant for Archaeological Excavation, a field course, at PUCP, with 4 years of experience in education. She is also the archaeologist in charge of the archaeological site “Tablada de Lurín” of the Archaeological Program Field School Pachacamac Valley and has participated in several excavations that included Pachacamac, specifically near the First Wall.
Alain Vallenas is the archaeologist in charge of excavations and site enhancement at Pueblo Viejo-Pucara. He is also in charge of excavations at Pachacamac, specifically near the Temple of the Sun and has participated in others investigations at the Archaeological Program Field School Pachacamac Valley. His main interests include the study of Lima pottery and the existing problems in the chronology of the Central Coast during the Early Intermediate Period.
Francisco Cárdenas is a senior student at PUCP, member of Pachacamac Valley archaeological project since 2011. He has 5 years of experience excavating and surveying in different areas around Peru, such as the north coast (Proyecto Arqueológico San José de Moro), central highlands (Proyecto Arqueológico Pataraya Ayacucho), central coast (Huaca Pucllana and Proyecto Arqueológico Sierras de Lurín) and south – central coast (Proyecto Arqueológico Cerro de Oro). Recently, he is analyzing the material excavated at Pachacamac, which compounds his thesis; focalizing in the latest periods of central coast.
Lima, Ancón and Lurin.
Credits Number: 6
Dr. Krzysztof Makowski Hanula
Bach. Grace Alexandrino
Lic. Cynthia Vargas
Lic. Alain Vallenas
Juan Francisco Cárdenas