This website brings together academic and popular information from our work in the altiplano of Peru and Bolivia and our new research in coastal Peru.

It is intended for anyone who may be interested in Ancient Peru for any reason, most commonly Educators, Travel agents, Armchair archaeologists and everyone else. All content reflects current and on-going archaeological projects in Peru that are conducted by faculty members of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA.

I encourage you to freely use all of the content in this site in your Classroom, for travel promotion and personal learning. We welcome you to browse our site and learn about the fascinating cultures of ancient Peru.

Charles Stanish, Director
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA

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