The team have recently been hosting a number of visitor and school groups to the excavation sites, to inform the local community about field activities, the value of archaeology and archaeological heritage, and their role in the future. They have received over 200 visitors in the space of just a few days, hosting up to five groups a day!
With project finds and local members of the project team on hand, regional museums will also serve as key venues for additional outreach and presentations. In years 3-4 of the project, staff and local archaeology BA students will oversee temporary exhibitions and posters at the museums, to highlight the richness and potential of local archaeology.
The archaeological record is one of Peru’s greatest resources; and educating groups about its heritage value is a crucial first step in nurturing long-term protection and development strategies, especially for underdeveloped areas.