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Contisuyo Archaeological Field School
Moquegua, Peru (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: UIC applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Country: Peru City: Moquegua
Mininum GPA: 2.8 Class Status: 02-Sophomore
Internships: No
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Academic Areas:
Anthropology, Archaeology
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Language of Instruction:
English Academic Standing: Undergraduate
Program Description:

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Constituyo Archaeological Field School
Program Dates: June 9 - July 22, 2018 


Program application download

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Program
Learn basic techniques in artifact analysis and advanced human skeletal analysis working on collections from the Wari imperial site of Cerro Baúl and other Moquegua Valley Sites. The museum and archaeological site are located in Moquegua, Peru, where during the Andean Middle Horizon (600-1000CE) a number of different groups interacted on the frontiers of the Wari and Tiwanaku polities. Materials are drawn from Middle Horizon, Late Intermediate, and Inka era sites. The goal of analysis is to examine significant changes that took place in the valley through time. You will participate in this exciting research. 

The program includes two courses: ANTH 426—Archaeological Lab Analysis, which will consists of preliminary introduction to the analysis of ceramics, lithics, fauna, and botanical remains; and ANTH 237—The Human Skeleton, which will introduce techniques associated with the analysis of human skeletal remains such as paleopathology. Both courses will prepare students for future employment by providing hands-on experiences with a number of different material types and familiarity with museum curation practices.

 
Students working with artifacts in the laboratory of Museo Contisuyo, Moquegua, Peru.

For More information contact Dr. Donna Nash djnash @uncg.edu
 
Program Fee
The program fee is $3200, payable to Field Museum, and covers room and board, local transportation, instruction, and 8 credits of UIC coursework for UIC degree seeking students. Travel to the research site is additional; airfare from Chicago to Lima and local transport to southern Peru is estimated at $1,000-$1,300. UIC students are eligible for Financial Aid and Scholarships through Study Abroad for this program.  
 
Eligibility
UIC students who have an overall UIC GPA of 2.8/4.0 with at least one previous course in anthropology. Students should be in good health and sufficient physical condition to hike daily for 1 hour with a day pack.  Spanish skills preferred, but not required.
 

For more information contact: Kat Aldag at kaldag@uic.edu, UIC Study Abroad Office, 502 UH, 312-413-7662