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. 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.
We will allow using data from our excavation for posters; expecting that respective credit for supervisors and the director of the project is given.