Archaeological Project

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In July 2004, a new long-term research program was initiated with the first archaeological campaign at Huaca el Pueblo, a Moche site with monumental architecture situated in the lower Zaña Valley.

During this first field season, a series of precise excavations were carried out to determine the nature of the settlement, and to map the site and the architecture.

Thanks to a National Science Foundation grant an additional three-year archaeological project (2007-2009) is being conducted at the site.

The main objective of the 2007 field season was the study of a large domestic sector, and the establishment of the first chronological sequence at the site. This excavation has revealed a complete Moche sequence from the Early to the Late Moche.

The 2008 field report can be downloaded in a PDF format at:

Season 2008


Early Moche Vessel, E-1


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