PANC: The Proyecto Arqueológico Norte Chico (PANC) is an archaeological project directed by Dr. Jonathan Haas (The Field Museum) and Dr. Winifred Creamer (Northern Illinois University). PANC has conducted research in the Norte Chico for over a decade.

IFEA: The French Institute for Andean Studies (IFEA) is dedicated to the development and dissemination of scientific knowledge about the Andean world, including its past and present societies, as well as its environment.

Institute of Andean Studies: The Institute of Andean Studies is an organization based in Berkeley, CA that holds an annual meeting in early January and publishes a journal, Ñawpa Pacha, dedicated to the study of the Andean past.

PAP: The Pachacamac Archaeological Project (PAP) is a National Science Foundation and National Geographic Society-funded research program dedicated to investigating the ancient ceremonial site of Pachacamac located outside of Lima.

National Geographic: All scientists dream of making it to this iconic periodical. The research presented on this website is also sponsored by the National Geographic Society.

Suggested Readings

Aldenderfer, M. S. (2012) “Envisioning a Pragmatic Approach to the Archaeology of Religion.” In Beyond Belief: The Archaeology of Religion and Ritual, edited by Y. M. Rowan, pp. 23-36. vol. 21. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association. [PDF]

Bonnier, E. (1997) “Preceramic Architecture in the Andes: The Mito Tradition.” In Archaeologica Peruana 2, edited by E. Bonnier and H. Bischof, pp. 120-144. Sociedad Arqueologica Peruano-Alemana, Mannheim, Germany. [PDF]

Burger, R. (1992) Chavín and the Origins of Andean Civilization. Thames & Hudson, London.

Contreras, D. A. (2010) “A Mito-Style Structure at Chavín de Huántar: Dating and Implications.” Latin American Antiquity 21(1):1-19. [PDF]

Haas, J. and W. Creamer (2006) “Crucible of Andean Civilization: The Peruvian Coast from 3000 to 1800 BC.” Current Anthropology 47(5):745-775. [PDF]

Moseley, M. (1992) The Incas and their Ancestors. Thames & Hudson, London.

Shady, R., J. Haas and W. Creamer (2001) “Dating Caral, a Preceramic Site in the Supe Valley on the Central Coast of Peru.” Science 292(5517):723-726. [PDF]

Vega-Centeno, R. (2010) “Cerro Lampay: Architectural Design and Human Interaction in the North Central Coast of Peru.” Latin American Antiquity 21(2):115-146. [PDF]


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