Location: Lake Titicaca Basin , Peru
The Lake Titicaca Basin is one of the few places in the world where complex societies independently developed. The archaeological site of Taraco was a major center in this region during the Middle (ca. 1300-500 B.C.) and early Upper (ca. 500 B.C.-A.D. 100) Formative Periods. Recent work revealed a long occupational sequence that included evidence for participation in long-distance trade networks and public ceremonialism, as well as the earliest evidence of successful raiding in the south central Andes. Working alongside colleagues and students from Peruvian universities, we will continue to investigate these patterns, and students will gain experience in a range of archaeological techniques and methods.
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Entire duration of field school
Room and Board Arrangements
Stanish, Charles and Abigail Levine. "War and Early State Formation in the Northern Titicaca Basin, Peru." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011, 108(34): 13901-13906.