Gabriela Cervantes-Quequezana (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) is a Peruvian anthropological archaeologist. She has done extensive field research through survey, field observations, and/or excavations in several regions of Peru, including the north coast of Peru in the city of Sicán and the Andes at the Inca site of Moray, both of which we visit. Gabriela 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. Through illustrated lectures and informal discussions throughout your trip, 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.
October 9-24, 2023