- The Colca Valley
Regional Survey Project Crew:
- Steve Wernke (Director), Willy Yépez Alvarez
(Lic., Universidad Católica de Arequipa), and Erika
Simborth Lozada (Bach., Universidad Católica de Arequipa)
during the recent survey of the puna zone (ca. 4200 meters above
sea level) of the community of Yanque.
- Welcome to the Colca Valley Regional Survey Project Homepage. This site describes the activities and preliminary findings of a systematic archaeological survey project of the central portion of the Colca Valley and surrounding uplands, located in the western
Andes of Peru in the Department of Arequipa.
- The survey, part of an integrated archaeo-historical
dissertation research project by Steve Wernke (University of
Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.), systematically recorded all surficially
visible archaeological sites in a 90 square kilometer area in the modern Districts
of Yanque and Coporaque in order to understand changes in ecological-economic
and sociopolitical organization throughout the prehispanic and
early colonial periods.
Questions or comments? Please do not hestitate
to contact me.
The Colca Valley Regional Survey
Project has been made possible through funding by a Dissertation
Research Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological
Research, with additional institutional support by the Centro
de Investigaciones Arqueologicas de Arequipa (CIARQ). The
project is approved and supervised by the Instituto Nacional de
Cultura of Peru. Financial support for academic training for the
project was provided through a Title VI Foreign Language and Area
Studies Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education.
Copyright 1999, Steven A.
Wernke. All rights reserved.