I have not been to Peru in several years despite the fact that the Ministry of Culture in Peru and the residents of the Saqsaywaman Archaeological Park still want me there to continue my research. Raising money has been the main issue, but I'm are getting close to my goal and I'm bound and determined that 2019 will be the Year!!!
The situation at Saqsaywaman has changed significantly and I'm looking forward to going down and reporting in (with my camera) on the status of this important Peruvian archaeological site. Questions for my research include 1) Does the conflict between the Ministry and the communities who live on the active archaeological site continue? 2) Has a solution been found to keep communities on their land while preserving archaeological sites? 3) Have the communities been able to "modernize" in a way that doesn't threaten the integrity of the archaeological record?
I've put a little slide show together to show you Saqsaywaman (below)...an archaeological site just above Cusco, Peru. This site was the epicenter of the Inca empire and it remains a flash point for the descendants of the Inca and the management of Peruvian heritage by the Ministry of Culture.
Can't wait to go! Thanks in advance for your support by sharing this blog, subscribing via the RSS feed to the right, and your continued interest in my work.