Topic ID #39013 - posted 12/12/2017 11:35 AM

Peru- Wari Archaeology Field School 2018


The Huari Empire (ca. 600—1000 A.D.) is undoubtedly one of the most complex, enigmatic, and important civilizations of the ancient world. As the earliest, most expansive, and powerful empires known to prehistory, Huari emerged in an arid, highland Andean region of Peru called Ayacucho, an area that had not previously experienced high cultural development, nor had the benefit of an immense population, great wealth or abundant natural resources. Given these challenges, how did Huari become the first–and the largest–civilization of the New World? The answer may be found in the sprawling, unexplored ruins of Wari, its eponymous capital city.

  • Course Dates: June 16-July 15, 2018
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Total Cost: $3,500
  • Course Type: Field Archaeology
  • Instructors: Dr. Jose A. Ochamtoma, Dr. Marta Cabrera,  Dr. Nene Lozada, Dr. Danielle Kurin

Participants will stay at a house rented by the project that will have common rooms and clean, but rustic and basic facilities. Conditions are provincial, and participants share accommodations. There is running water, but we do not guarantee that it will be plentiful, potable, or hot. Rolling blackouts may also occur. Beds are provided but students are responsible for linens and are encouraged to bring sleeping bags. Lastly, the project maintains a communal kitchen and dining area with a stove, coffee maker, mini-fridge, and other essentials like pots & pans, and dishes & flatware.

With respect to diet, the project provides plenty of nutritious but basic breakfast and lunch offerings in the tradition of local highland Andean (Quechua) cuisine.

ACADEMIC CREDIT UNITS & TRANSCRIPTS Credit Units: Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units) through our academic partner, Connecticut College. Connecticut College is a private, highly ranked liberal arts institution with a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Students will receive a letter grade for attending this field school (see grading assessment and matrix). This field school provides a minimum of 160 direct instructional hours. Students are encouraged to discuss the transferability of credit units with faculty and registrars at their home institutions prior to attending this field school. 

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