Location: Ayacucho Valley, Peru
The archaeological site of Huari is located near the modern city of Ayacucho and it is one of the largest archaeological sites in western South America. Huari was probably the capital city of the Wari Empire, a pan-Andean polity that flourished during the Middle Horizon Period (ca. A.D. 500-1,050). Huari had been excavated in a limited fashion and as a result we still poorly understand its function as a city and its role as the Wari Empire capital. The project will focus on excavations at the Sankay Corral sector, a hill overlooking Huari and a potential location for the city gates and the main water canal feeding into the city.
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Entire duration of field school
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