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PIARA Community Outreach in the Summer of 2014

August 11, 2014

A summary of some of what I was up to this summer in Peru . . .

Ancash Advocate

Salta a Español: PIARA Alcance a la Comunidad en el Invierno de 2014

PIARA Community Outreach in the Summer of 2014

by Rebecca Bria

studenticon Student drawing prehistoric icon. Estudiantes dibujando íconos prehistóricos.

A strategic component of PIARA’s mission beyond archaeological research is engagement with communities of the Huaylas Province. This summer we carried out several important projects in this area of our work. Here are a few examples:

  • In partnership with American Climber Science Program (ACSP), funded by a USAID grant, we studied the impacts of climate change on the people living near the Parque Nacional Huascarán. Dr. Doris Walter, Elizabeth Cruzado Carranza, Erick Luis Casanova Vasquez, and two student collaborators from La Molina University, Lucinda Tafur and Johny Soca, conducted the interviews with residents in the Huaylas and Carhuaz provinces. As part of this research, we organized and hosted workshops with focus group discussions of climate change in Hualcayán…

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