CONGRATULATIONS to Megan Geurts, former intern at the Field Museum, for winning our Name that Archaeological Project contest. My archaeological project is now called, *drum roll*:
HUARICANGA ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROJECT (HARP)
I received several creative entries, but I could only choose one that was catchy, but still maintained professional integrity. I would like to mention, though, this Harry Potter inspired acronym: Huaricanga Archaeological and Geographical Investigation Dig (HAGRID). While I love the cleverness behind the name (a reference to the Hogwarts groundskeeper Rubeus Hagrid), I might as well be riding a broomstick to the dig if I wanted to be respected in the archaeological community with that one!
With the new name, I was ready to create a logo. Once again, with the help of my friend Vivek Bhatia, we were able to come up with a design that captures those iconic huancas, or standing stones at Huaricanga, yet is also simple and professional. The logo will definitely look good on a t-shirt. Let me know what you think…