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Student Highlights from Archaeology Field Program in Peru

January 30, 2020

In the summer of 2019, the University of Rochester collaborated with Stanford University to conduct archaeological investigations at Chavín de Huántar.

Chavín de Huántar is a 3000-year-old religious pilgrimage site located at ~3000 m.a.s.l in the Cajellon de Conchucos, Department of Ancash, Perú. This UNESCO world heritage site is well known for its’ stone monumental temples, lithic art work, acoustic properties, underground galleries and canals, and highly burnished and decorated pottery.

University of Rochester students got the opportunity to train in archaeological field and laboratory methods at Chavín, including excavation techniques, field documentation, photogrammetry, artifact identification and processing, database creation, and artifact analysis.

See below for videos of the trip, created by student Deniz Cengiz '21.