Program Dates: June 12 - July 24, 2022 Location: Moquegua, Peru Cost: $4,200 Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

The Contisuyo Archaeological Lab School in Peru will provide students with valuable experience studying abroad and conducting archaeological research. This program provides anthropology and archaeology majors an opportunity to earn 6 credits toward their major in a foreign country. The program gives students laboratory experience in artifact handling, conservation, cataloging and basic analysis of ceramic, lithic, fauna, and textiles, as well as Human Osteology.

Over the course of the summer students will be immersed in research. The primary site for this program is Moquegua, Peru-the capital city of the department of Moquegua. Students will depart the US on June 11, 2022 in order to arrive to Moquegua by June 12. Students will take an international flight from North Carolina to Lima, Peru and then another flight from Lima to Arequipa, Peru or Tacna, Peru (destination airport will be announced late February and dependent on COVID conditions). Students will be met at the airport by program staff and be taken by bus to Moquegua, a trip of approximately two hours (if Tacna) or four hours (Arequipa).

On Mondays through Friday students will work in the lab from 8:00 AM to Noon (ATY 479). On these days, there will be an hour-long break for lunch. Lab work will resume at 1:00PM and continue until 5:00 PM (ATY 453). Students will have a break of two hours before dinner at 7:00PM. After dinner, students will have additional free time. Free time is provided to allow students an opportunity to read homework articles, study for quizzes, and explore Moquegua. Field trips are scheduled on Saturdays and typically run from 9AM to 3PM. These will be followed by an evening lecture from 5-6PM. No activities are scheduled on Sundays. Students may work on their independent research projects or explore the many monuments in historic Moquegua (all students must get prior approval for any Sunday activity that is not within walking distance of the museum).

Prospective program applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.8 with at least one previous course in anthropology or archaeology. Students should be in good health and sufficient physical condition to hike daily for 30 minutes with a day pack. Students will be walking in Moquegua to various laboratories and have weekly field trips that including hiking. Spanish skills are preferred, but not required. A limited number of scholarships are available for this program.

All program directors and participants are REQUIRED to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to departure in order to participate in faculty-led study abroad programs. UNCG reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format, or to change costs in case of conditions beyond its control.

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