Andean HUACA Project
This past June, co-Directors Mark Cutler and Donald Slater traveled to Peru with 12 Andover students on the adventure of a lifetime to study archaeology, Spanish language, and the modern Latino and indigenous cultures of the region as part of the Andean HUACA Project, a collaboration between the Peabody Museum and Spanish Department. The term “huaca” refers to a sacred place or object in the Quechua language and serves as the project acronym for Human Understanding through Archaeology and Cultural Awareness. The group traveled to significant archaeological sites such as Chan Chan, Cerro Blanco, and Chavín de Huántar, as well as Colonial churches, vibrant markets, and numerous museums. In addition, after a home-stay in an indigenous highland village, they hiked the 30-mile Inca Trail to Machu Picchu over the course of four days. This two to three week trip is set to run again during the summer of 2014. A student information session is tentatively planned for early November 2013. Applications will be made available at that time. All students, regardless of language preparation, are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Donald Slater or Mark Cutler. View photos from the initial HUACA scouting trip: http://phillipsacademy.smugmug.com/PeabodyMusesum/Andean-HUACA-Project Learn more online: http://www.andover.edu/Museums/MuseumOfArchaeology/Huaca/Pages/default.aspx Photos by Donald Slater.Read More
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