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Peru: Ancient Cultures of the Coast & Andes

October 10, 2023

Join AIA Lectuer and Host Dr. Gabriela Cervantes-Quequezana who is a Peruvian anthropological archaeologist. She has done extensive field research through survey and excavations in several regions of Peru, including the north, south, coast,
and highlands. Gabriela is the director of the Chira Archaeological Project, which investigates local north coast societies like Tallán and the impact that expanding states such as Sicán and empires such as Chimú had on local communities. She researches ancient demographic patterns, monumental and domestic architecture, craft production of ceramics and metals, gender dynamics and women in ancient societies, economic inequality in the archaeological record, and more. Gabriela led this AIA tour of Peru in 2023, and looks forward to doing so again in 2024. Through illustrated lectures and informal discussions, she will provide an understanding of the numerous ancient Peruvian societies whose sites we visit, and the complex processes of adaption they each made in the many different ecological regions of Peru. This is sure to be an exciting and educational experience.

Highlights include:

– Your AIA lecturer will provide insights to spectacular archaeological sites from Peru’s many layers of ancient civilizations, plus anthropological insights to the country’s diverse cultural traditions and ecosystems.
– This custom-designed, 15-night itinerary is carefully paced with three nights each in Cuzco, Chiclayo, and Urubamba’s Sacred Valley; plus two nights each in Machu Picchu Pueblo, Lima, and Trujillo.
– Four of your six hotels are luxurious and the other two offer generous comfort  Enjoy in-depth explorations of many of the greatest archaeological sites in Peru: pyramids, temples, royal tombs, and colonial churches; plus splendid museum collections.
– Peruvian cuisine is world renowned, and you will enjoy many special meals .

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