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  • Field School


    Based in the beach town of Punta Hermosa, the "Instituto de Estudios Peruanos" field school offers training in mapping, recording and excavation techniques in the field as well as basic training via onsite workshops on statistical sampling in archaeology, bioarchaeological analysis, ceramic analysis and cataloguing, and lithic analysis.

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  • Location


    Fieldwork will be done at the archaeological site of Panquilma, a XII-XVI century pre-Hispanic community pre-Hispanic community located in the hinterland of one of the most important religious centers of the Andean coast: Pachacamac. Panquilma is a multicomponent site composed by monumental, household and funerary remains.

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Students reviews

  • Attending the IEP field school was a wonderful learning experience. I come from a background of sociology, with no previous experience in archaeology. However, I always felt supported and inspired in my learnin...


    Mari Zeta (Colby College)
  • The IEP field school provided excellent hands-on experience and wonderful opportunities for my future. When I participated in this field school I had just finished my 3rd...


    Natashia Devji
  • My experience with IEP’s archaeological field school headed by Dr. Enrique Lopez-Hurtado is hard to put into words.  For me, the month I spent learning field methods with Enrique, Camila,<a href="http...


    Rachael McKaig
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Proyecto del Instituto de Estudios Peruanos