Simposio Paracas-Nasca

Simposio Paracas-Nasca – clausura

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Museo Nacional

We worked at the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Arqueología e Historia del Perú during four periods in 2011-2012.  This museum holds the majority of the gravelots excavated by Julio C. Tello at the Paracas Peninsula between 1925 and 1929.  In order to reconstruct the original contents of a Paracas Necropolis gravelot as fully as possible, [...]

Museo Regional de Ica

Between May and September 2011, we have conducted two months of intensive research on the contents of two Paracas Necropolis mortuary bundles housed in the Museo Regional de Ica.  As part of this research, we improved the electric installation and installed new table surfaces in the laboratory spaces at the Museum and carried out preventative [...]

Equipo de análisis textil y estudiantes, Museo Inka 2010

Equipo del Proyecto con la directora Eva León Farfán

Research support

We wish to thank the institutions who support our work:

The National Science Foundation – Archaeology Division, for support for the project Practices in life, presence after death: Style and substance at the Paracas Necropolis.

The Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology of the University of Pennsylvania, where Ann H. Peters holds the position of Consulting Scholar

Dumbarton Oaks [...]

Mummy studies – Momias viajeras

In Janury 2010, bio-anthropological studies were undertaken on the human remains from four mortuary bundles sent by Julio C. Tello in 1937 to be studied by his colleagues in the United States.  Though three bundles were opened and studied by Wendell Bennett and Junius Bird at the Amercan Museum of Natural History, and one bundle studied [...]