CIPS Archaeological Textile Program
in Peru during June/July of 2006.
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The Tarapaca Valley Field School Chile, Summer 2006
THE SANTA RITA B ARCHAEOLOGICAL / BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL
THE PROJECT: Metropolitan State College of Denver (MSCD)
and the California Institute for Peruvian Studies (CIPS) are offering
interested persons the opportunity to participate in the Summer, 2006
Field Expedition to Northern Peru for work at the Santa Rita B
archaeological site. The MSCD/CIPS project is in its seventh season of
The project is structured as a field school in archaeology and
biological anthropology. Credit is optional, and up to six semester
credits are available for those wishing college credit. No previous
experience is required, simply the desire to participate in a scientific
research project in conjunction with other U.S. and Peruvian team
members. Spanish is not required, but it certainly doesn't hurt to know
THE SITE: The Santa Rita B Archaeological Site is located in northern
coastal Peru in the Chao River Valley, about 25km inland and at an
elevation of 360m above mean sea level. Occupations range from
approximately 1000 B.C. through the 16th century A.D.
In 2006, the focus will be on the excavation of sacrificial offerings
and a possible ritual platform along with house floors and craft areas.
Biological anthropology work includes skeletal inventory, analyses of
skeletal material for cause of
death, determination of age and sex and preliminary assessment of
DATES: Participation in the archaeological field school is for three or
six weeks from June , 2006 through either June 24 or July 16, 2006.
COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE: Participants may elect to receive up to six
credits for participation. However, credit is optional.
PARTICIPANT COSTS: $2,450.00 (which includes a $250.00, non-refundable
deposit) for three weeks and $2,650.00 for six. Payment covers housing
at the research center; meals six days a week at the research center
(beverages separate); transportation to/from the site; general
archaeological field gear, research equipment and supplies; preparatory
materials including details on the project's objectives, a recommended
readings list, and any project updates; pre-departure lectures (for
those in Denver only); lectures and seminars in the field; suggestions
for packing; and, any current travel advisories. Not included are: R.T.
travel costs from U.S. city to Trujillo, Peru; taxes and departure fees;
passports; immunizations; personal gear; health insurance (proof of
coverage is required); and, if applicable, college tuition (currently
ca. $170/credit hour at MSCD). Because the project is conducted under
the auspices of the California Institute for Peruvian Studies (CIPS), a
not-for-profit scientific and educational organization, part or all of
costs may be tax deductible.
DEADLINES: A completed questionnaire and $250 deposit (made out to MSCD
if seeking credit, otherwise to CIPS) due by Jan 31, 2006 and balance
due March 18, 2006.
CONTACT: For questionnaire, sending applications, deposit, payment, or
for any additional information, contact Dr. Jonathan D. Kent, Campus Box
28, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO 80217-3362.
Telephone: (303) 556-2933; Fax: (303) 556-5360; e-mail: email@example.com.
Also see our web site at
www.cipstudies.org. An on-line version of the questionnaire can be
found at that same web site.
The Tarapaca Valley Field School Chile, Summer 2006
The Tarapaca area in Chile is rich with archaeological
heritage, with sites covering more then 8,000 years of human occupation.
Located in one of the most breathtaking regions of South America, the
valley contains highly fortified sites, extensive cemeteries, and many
agricultural irrigation systems. The valley and its environs are the
subject of a large and intensive international research project, working
closely with local scholars and communities.
This archaeological program allows students to study the history of
human adaptation to one of the world's driest areas, the Atacama Desert.
The Tarapaca Field School has its headquarters in San Lorenzo de
Tarapaca, the colonial capital of the Tarapaca region. The valley is
approximately 100 km. east of Iquique, a modern city of 200,000 people
located on Chile's northern coast. Students will conduct field work in
the Tarapaca area 5 days a week, and will visit Iquique during weekends.
Students will have the opportunity to work on an ongoing
multidisciplinary research with direct involvement in excavation in
residential and mortuary contexts, survey, and laboratory duties.
Because of its aridity, all types of materials preserve in Atacama
Desert sites, including human remains, organic tissues, textiles,
pottery, and food remains, making the archaeological experience there
one of the most rewarding anywhere. The Tarapaca area is a beautiful
oasis, with a classic southern Andean river cutting through the desert.
The area is also home to one of the densest concentration of geoglyphs
and other rock art, forming both anthropomorphic and geometric designs
in various scales ? from miniature rock art to images covering entire
Class enrolment is through UCLA Travel Study Programs
Costs are $2,900 plus your airfare to Iquique. This includes the field
school, room and board, and 12 credit units from UCLA. The field school
runs for five weeks, June 25-July 29, 2006. Enroll early as space is
The project is co-directed by Dr. Ran Boytner and hosted
by Dr. Charles Stanish, both from the
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA (www.ioa.ucla.edu).
For further information, contact
Ran Boytner Research Associate, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA
Co-Director, Tarapaca Valley Archaeological Project 3425 S. Bentley Ave.
Los Angeles CA. 90034
Tel: (310) 837-8394 Fax: (310) 837-0193
CIPS Archaeological Textile Program in Peru during June/July of 2006
In 2006, we are offering a 2-week Textile Course in
Acari plus an additional third week of experience in on-site textile
excavation (June 16 -July 6: cost $2400).
The price includes an airport pick-up in Lima on Friday June16, two
nights in Lima, visits to two
Lima Museums, bus trip to Acari for the course as well as hotel, meals,
supplies and course syllabus during the course. Many textiles have
already been unearthed and
textile students will gain considerable hands-on experience with their
documentation and conservation. The course is taught in English, but
there will be many
opportunities to practice Spanish with the local people. Airline tickets
to Peru are not included
in the price.
After gaining a firm textile background through the Textile Course,
participants will be prepared
to participate in an exciting archaeological excavation under the
direction of Dr. Lidio Valdez of
the Univ. of Victoria. Here you will learn to properly excavate textiles
and prepare them for
transport. Working with minimal supervision, you will be able to analyze
their weaves, prepare the documentation, do the necessary conservation
and prepare the textiles for storage.
SOUTH COAST TOUR FROM ACARI, July 7-9, 2006. ($400) A fantastic 3-4 day
South Coast tour is
available after the Textile course and excavation in Acari. It will
include Nasca, Nasca Lines,
Toby's Pottery Studio, Ica, Huaca China, Paracas, Ballestas Islands, and
Tambo Colorado. If you
decide not to take the tour on your return to Lima at this time, your
departure date should be
arranged at least a day after the end of your stay in Acari, as it will
take most of a day to return
to Lima for your flight home.
MUSEUM EXHIBITION PRACTICUM July 10-24, 2006 in Arequipa (2 weeks, Cost:
$1860). Flights to
Arequipa and return to Lima are included in the cost. The Exhibition
Practicum will consist of
two weeks of textile conservation, mounting and the installation of an
exhibit at Museo Sanctuario
(the Ice Maiden Museum) in Arequipa at the invitation of Universidad
Catolica de Santa Maria
(UCSA). The exhibit theme will be Inca Tribute Garments for Women. CIPS
collection contains a
number of Inca tribute aksus (dresses) and llikllas (shawls) in addition
to other styles of Late
Horizon female garments produced locally. The exhibit will compare and
contrast the features of
both types of women's garments as well as inform visitors about the Inca
tribute system. The
practicum will offer an opportunity for participants to gain practical,
hands-on experience in the preparation and mounting of a number of large
For questions, class schedule, or an application form,
contact Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The price for those who sign up for all three programs - the Textile
Course, Exhibit Practicum
and South Coast Tour - is discounted to $4200 for the five week program.