Incan & Wari Archaeology in Peru

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Incan & Wari Archaeology in Peru

from £1,445
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 months
Countries: Peru
This project gives volunteers the opportunity to work alongside expert Peruvian archaeologists undertaking a range of archaeological work in the Lucre Valley.

Incan & Wari Archaeology in Peru

Volunteers on this project will be involved in a range of activities, including mapping and excavations, classifications and community work.

Volunteers measure the depth of a dig site

The archaeology project is based just outside the town of Lucre, approximately 40 minutes from Cusco, where volunteers will live. The main long-term aim of the project is the investigation and mapping of unregistered structures and forms in the Pikillaqta National Park. Despite years of Spanish rule, Peru has managed to retain a rich Incan legacy which can be seen throughout the country. The majestic ruins of Machu Picchu and the Inca capital city of Cusco are among the most fascinating Inca sites.

Depending on the time of year of your placement, you may find yourself preparing sites, assisting on digs, mapping sites, and assisting on site maintenance work. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, visit the local museum, and visit other achaeological sites of interest. One of the long-term goals of the Incan & Wari Archaeology project is the investigation and mapping of unregistered structures and forms in Pikillaqta National Park. Volunteers will work alongside Peruvian archaeological experts who oversee the project. This placement is a great way to gain hands-on experience in a number of different archaeological activities!

A volunteer examines an artefact


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Price details:

from £1,445

Price Details

From £1,445


From two weeks

Overseas Staff

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What's Included

- Food
- Accommodation
- Airport transfers
- Daily travel to and from the placement
- Travel and medical insurance
- 24-hour staff support and back-up

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A volunteer enjoys the magnificent views
Wooden artefacts
Incan ruins
Ceramic artefacts
Volunteers measure the depth of a dig site
A volunteer examines an artefact
Volunteers exploring the famous Machu Picchu ruins
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