What is a Quipu? Google Search within Quipu (examples):
andean site:quipu.sdsu.edu
"museo de" site:quipu.sdsu.edu
News Opportunities Academe Language Tools Web Resources Reprints/Reports Country Profiles Glossary

Web Resources

Artifact Images
Andean Archaeology
Blogs and Lists
QUIPU's Busqueda de Libros  Gratuitos
Ceramic Technology
Carbon Dating & Calibration
Computer-Aided Design
Conservation & Data  Protection
E-Journals / E-Books / Open  Access
Geographic Information  Systems (GIS)
Hydrology and Underwater   Archaeology
Laws & Regulations
LIDAR and Satellite Imagery
Maps / Map Making
Rock Art
Sustainable Archaeology
Textile Research

Artifact Images

Amiguet's Ancient Art: South America Collection
(save the images before they are lost)
Visit: http://www.amiguetancientart.com//PChome.html

Artnet.com - David Bernstein's Pre-Columbian Art
(save the images before they are lost)
Visit: http://www.artnet.com/galleries/

Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive
Dumbarton Oaks is pleased to announce the donation of a major new scholarly archive of Pre-Columbian art, the Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive. The Moche Archive was created by Professor Christopher B. Donnan over the course of nearly five decades, assembling materials that document the art and iconography of the Moche, an ancient South American people who inhabited river valleys in the arid coastal plain of northern Peru (ca. 100–ca. 850 CE).
Contact: icfa@doaks.org .
Visit: announcement

Corbis: The Place for Pictures Online
Visit: http://www.corbisimages.com/

Dumbarton Oaks Andean Art Gallery.
Slide sets are also available for ordering.
Visit: http://museum.doaks.org/IT_909?sid=761&x=204527&x=204528

Sotheby's auction house
(save the images before they are lost). You can now register and ask for email updates on new catalogs, auctions, exhibitions for 'precolumbian' antiquities.
Visit: http://www.sothebys.com/

Tocapu Drawings Database Project (TDDP)
The main purpose of the database is to provide an online-catalogue of pre-Hispanic Tocapus found so far on artifacts of any material and form.
Contact: Christiane Clados .
Visit: http://tocapu.org/

U. S. State Department's
well illustrated artifact categories subject to import restrictions.
Visit: Country Menu at right

William Siegal Galleries:
auction house with authentic textiles/artifacts and also some fakes.
Visit: http://williamsiegal.com/

Andean Archaeology - General

Arqueología Andina y Tiwanaku
Página Portal a la Investigación Arqueologica en el Mundo Andino.
Visit: http://www.tiwanakuarcheo.net/index.html

Arqueología Ecuatoriana
Ecuadorian archaeology is the foundation of identity with milenary people's ancestral knowledge, successfull adaptation to different geographical zones, spiritual transcendency that Precolombian America knew. During the archaeological study interaction that has taken place between the inhabitants of different ecological regions of this andean and tropical Ecuador are highlighted. (site is extensive and under construction - needs editing)
Visit: http://www.arqueo-ecuatoriana.ec/home

Ancient Andean World
created by Mike Ruggeri to assist Andeanists in locating web sites by indexing various ancient cultures.
Visit: Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Andean World

Visit: Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Peru (5000 BC-600 BC)

Visit: Mike Ruggeri’s Nazca Era Peru

Visit: Mike Ruggeri’s Moche/Wari Era Peru
Another useful resource is Mike's updated listing of 'Ancient Americas Breaking News'.
Visit: Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Andean Archaeology News

Ciudad Virtual de Antropología y Arqueología
Es una web integrante de la Red NAyA, Noticias de Antropología y Arqueología. Very comprehensive coverage and growing.
Visit: http://www.equiponaya.com.ar

What is a QUIPU?
One of the earliest reference tools that kept Inca records of products and services and probably, census and tribute.
Visit: http://quipu.sdsu.edu/whatisit.shtml


Munich Archaeometry Group
A number of archaeologists, physicists, chemists, geologists and soil scientists join in an interdisciplinary study of archaeological ceramics from the Andes and from Celtic and Roman Europe. Special Projects include Huaca Sialupe and Batán Grande.
Visit: http://www.archaeometry.de/

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Solar eclipse paths are available with world atlas map for the 2nd millennium and for previous centuries by lists of events giving latitude and longitude. Generally the Andes are 10-20'S and 70-80'W.
Visit: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsearch/SEsearch.php

Blogs and Lists

Begin Blogs
try using Google's free Blogger site.
Visit: Blogger

eHow Tech site
Creating your own list or online group.
Visit: Lists

Lista Arqueologia Peruana
Created by: Daniel Castillo Benites, Administrador.
Contact: arqueologiadeperu@egrupos.net

Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory
Created by: Daniel Sandweiss
Visit: http://caralperu.typepad.com/ncaae/

Non-Professional Archaeological Photographs-project
The NPAPH-project has the aim to trace former students and volunteers who joined an excavation prior to the 1980s, to collect and digitize their photographic documentation, and, finally, to make it accessible to the public via digital archives. Furthermore, the project pleads for an international collaboration between archaeological institutions in order to connect these digital archives and bring them under the attention of the public by the use of this website.
The NPAPH research group is located at the Faculty of Education of the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in the Netherlands, and consists of lecturer and researcher Bart Wagemakers (coordinator) and students affiliated to the faculty. Trudy Jacoby, director of the Visual Resources Collection in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, is project advisor. If you have any questions or requests regarding the NPAPH-project, or if you want to join the project, please
Contact: Bart Wagemakers .
Visit: NPAPH


Andean Botanical Information System (ABIS)
Floristic and systematic investigations of the flowering plants (phanerogams) of Andean South America. Hosted by Field Museum, Chicago.
Visit: http://www.sacha.org/main.htm

ARQUEOBIOS: Centro de Investigaciones Arqueobiológicas y Paleoecológicas Andinas
El objetivo principal es difundir, promover y crear redes de investigación en temas relacionados a la Arqueozoología, Arqueobotónica y temas evolutivos empleando la tecnología del ADN antiguo.
Visit: http://www.arqueobios.org/index.php/en/

International Potato Center
seeks to reduce poverty and achieve food security on a sustained basis in developing countries through scientific research and related activities on potato, sweetpotato, other root and tuber crops, and on the improved management of natural resources in the Andes and other mountain areas.
Visit: http://cipotato.org/

Hosted by Purdue University (Indiana), NewCROP provides windows to new and specialty crop profiles. Try the CropSEARCH engine using 'Andean'.
Visit: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/default.html

Waqanki: Proyecto Jardín Botánico - Machu Picchu
sponsored by La Universidad Agraria La Molina, la Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco y Proyecto Génesis.
Visit: http://www.lamolina.edu.pe/waqanki/

Lost Crops of the Incas Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation
Report of an Ad Hoc Panel of the Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation Board on Science and Technology for International Development, National Research Council. National Academy of Science. 1989.
Visit: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=030904264X

QUIPU's Busqueda de Libros Gratuitos

Donate your books directly to graduate students and their department libraries or other appropriate research centers.
Visit: http://quipu.sdsu.edu/busquedalibros.shtml

Carbon Dating & Calibration

Radiocarbon Database for Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. Excellent archive for older dates; not yet comprehensive for last two decades.
Visit: http://andes-c14.arqueologia.pl/index.php

CALIB Radiocarbon Calibration, 7.0
Calibration program that calculates and generates graphs from servers at University of Washington and Queen's University of Belfast. Created by M. Stuiver, P.J. Reimer, and R. Reimer.
Visit: http://calib.qub.ac.uk/calib/

Calibration curves as of Sept. 2013
Visit: Radiocarbon 55(4)

Calibration curves as of Sept. 2013 - Supplemental Data
Visit: Radiocarbon 55(4) SUPPLEMENTAL

is aimed to integrate the scientists developing different methods of absolute chronology and using them in different fields of earth and other natural sciences and archaeology. Starting from Volume 26 it will be published in electronic form.
Visit: http://www.geochronometria.pl/

IntCal13 and Marine13 raw data sets
Visit: http://intcal.qub.ac.uk/intcal13/

The OxCal program is intended to provide radiocarbon calibration and analysis of archaeological and environmental stratigraphy, authored by Dr. Christopher Ramsey at Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit. The current version, 4.2.3, is online interactive (2013).
Visit: http://c14.arch.ox.ac.uk/embed.php?File=oxcal.html

Radiocarbon Related Information Sources
presented by RADIOCARBON journal to provide labs, databases, searchable indexes, calibration computer programs and listserv discussions.
Visit: http://www.radiocarbon.org/Info/#intro

Radiocarbon Web-Info
This resource is designed to provide online information concerning the radiocarbon dating method.
Visit: Oxford website

SHCal13 raw data sets
Visit: http://intcal.qub.ac.uk/shcal13/

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Center for the Study of Architecture/Archaeology (CSA)
Digital technology advice in mapping and imaging architectural features. Archive of computer-aided design (CAD) models.
Visit: http://ww.csanet.org/index.html

Ceramic Technology

Ceramic production in Tarica, Peru (1998)
Please note that several video documentaries on ceramic production are now posted on Vimeo.com and can be watched in full for free (search for Isabelle Druc). Of particular interest to Andeanists is the video about ceramic production in Tarica, Ancash, Peru
Contact: Isabelle Druc .
Visit: video

Conservation & Site Protections

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
As the only national membership organization in the United States dedicated to the preservation of cultural material, the AIC plays a crucial role in establishing and upholding professional standards, promoting research and publications, providing educational opportunities, and fostering the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals, and the public.
Visit: About AIC

Archaeological Institute of America's Site Preservation Grant Program,
the AIA will now share the responsibility for safeguarding the world’s archaeological heritage by supporting the conservation of ancient monuments and the preparation of management plans for long-term maintenance of the cultural and physical landscapes of sites. Applications will be considered on a semiannual basis by a committee appointed by the AIA. The deadlines are October 1 and April 1, and grants will normally be awarded in the range of $25K-$75K. Past award winners may apply for new grants on a competitive basis.
Visit: https://www.archaeological.org/giving/sitepres

Art Loss Register
is the world's largest private international database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectibles that provides recovery and search services to collectors, the art trade, insurers and law enforcement through technology and a professionally trained staff of art historians.
Visit: http://www.artloss.com/Default.asp

Cultural Property Advisory Committee
undertakes ongoing review of an MOU with Peru that creates U.S. import restrictions for certain types of Peruvian cultural property. I am writing to request first-hand observations of archaeological site looting and thefts of colonial ecclesiastical material since June 2012. Photographs are particularly valuable. Information shared will remain confidential.
Please email reports including site location, date of observation, and a short description of the looting to: Allison Davis or call 202-632-6305 .
Visit: Bilateral agreements

Cusichaca Trust
model for rural development in the Peruvian Andes that restores often abandoned infrastructures.
Visit: http://www.cusichaca.org

Global Heritage Fund with its Global Heritage Network utilizing Google Earth
will showcase the challenges and the success stories and innovative solutions being used to save our priceless and irreplaceable heritage sites.
Visit: http://ghn.globalheritagefund.org/

Illicit Antiquities Research Center
established in May 1996 under the auspices of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge, England to monitor and report upon the detrimental effects of the international trade in illicit antiquities (i.e. antiquities which have been stolen or clandestinely excavated and illegally exported).
Visit: http://www.mcdonald.cam.ac.uk/

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
an international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites. Contact a country-specific representative from the web page "All national committees".
Visit: http://www.international.icomos.org/fr/

National Archives (US)
Diverse information on preservation, conservation, storage, technical skills.
Visit: http://www.archives.gov/preservation/

Smithsonian Museum Conservation
scientists and conservators from a wide range of specialties perform research to extend our knowledge base of how materials change and deteriorate, to formulate recommendations for effective preservation strategies and to develop and test safe and effective conservation treatments.
Visit: http://www.si.edu/mci/

Trafficking Culture
University of Glasgow's project aims to produce an evidence-based picture of the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects. Click on "Data" section.
Contact: Donna Yates .
Visit: http://traffickingculture.org/data/placeres/

UNESCO: World Heritage Committee
Latin America and Caribbean listing by country that are under protective status.
Visit: http://whc.unesco.org/
Cultural Property Advisory Committee Sessions
Visit: http://exchanges.state.gov/heritage/culprop/committee.html

Web Journal on Cultural Patrimony
is a multi-disciplinary, international academic journal, focusing on the protection, conservation, valorization and study of international material as well as immaterial, cultural patrimony.
Visit: http://www.webjournal.unior.it/

aims to use crowdsourcing to track down stolen ancient artefacts Man behind WikiLoot hopes crowdsourcing experiment will help to find some of the world's oldest and most valuable treasures.
Visit: WikiLoot

World Monuments Fund/Watch
undertakes conservation, documentation, surveys, fieldwork, research, training, strategic planning, fundraising, and advocacy. Some funding available for specific preservation operations.
Visit: http://www.wmf.org/

Yachay Wasi
conservation, preservation and education of Peruvian cultural history.
Visit: http://www.yachaywasi.org/

E-Journals / E-Books / Open Access

Americae, the European Journal of Americanist Archaeology
is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal dedicated to publishing the most recent findings of archaeological, ethnoarchaeological, and ethnohistoric research carried out within all regions of North and South America. Our goal is to reach an international readership of professional archaeologists and other scholars, while meeting the highest standards of academic rigor. Articles are published to Americae’s website immediately upon final acceptance, rather than relying on a set number of issues published on a predetermined schedule. All articles may be printed free of charge as PDF files. In addition to publishing high quality color images and line drawings, our platform also supports data types that are not feasible in traditional paper journals (videos, animations, sound files, etc.). We accept manuscript submissions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
Visit: http://americae.hypotheses.org/

Available from UC-Berkeley Anthropology Department. Provides full text of articles in their University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnography, University of California Anthropological Records and Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers. Other searches will provide links to fulltext, but only if the user has campus access.
Visit: http://anthrohub.lib.berkeley.edu/

Antiquity: an international journal of expert archaeology
Since 1927, this journal (currently hosted online by University of York) covers archaeology worldwide and provides full text of some publications.
Visit: Visit: http://antiquity.ac.uk/

Revista of the Centro de Investigaciones Arqueobiológicas y Paleoecológicas Andinas. Annual
Visit: Visit: http://www.arqueobios.org/en/

The aim of the journal is to create a place to debate archaeological topics, analysis and mainly the publication of the works done by undergraduate and graduate students of Archaeology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Visit: http://revistas.pucp.edu.pe/index.php/arkeos

creada con el objetivo de promover y difundir la producción de investigaciones sobre arqueología boliviana, principalmente de arqueólogos nacionales. Consolidar un espacio de dialogo interdisciplinario respecto del pasado tanto con la comunidad arqueológica internacional como con estudiantes e investigadores nacionales, que permita una mayor participación local en la interpretación del pasado prehispánico. Incluyendo el contenido de su Revista.
Visit: http://www.arqueobolivia.com

Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Etudes Andines
El L'IFEA ha digitalizado ya los boletines y la totalidad de los artículos se encuentran en formato pdf en este sitio web. Recommendation: this page provides searching or allows browsing to begin with various editions. Each page that displays a separate bulletin, provides links (in BOLD WHITE, NOT BLUE) to full texts.
Visit: http://www.ifeanet.org/publicaciones/venta/coleccion.php?coleccion=4

Boletín Antropológico. Centro de Investigaciones Etnológicas Museo Arqueológico
Editado desde 1982, el Boletín Antropológico es una revista cuatrimestral, arbitrada e indizada; es publicada por el Museo Arqueológico Gonzalo Rincón Gutérrez y el Grupo de Investigaciones Antropológicas y Linguísticas de la Universidad de Los Andes. Su objetivo principal en un país donde circula poca información antropológica es propiciar el diálogo e intercambio entre las instituciones e investigadores/as dedicados/as a la investigación antropológica en el ámbito nacional e internacional.
Visit: http://www.saber.ula.ve/boletin_antropologico/

Boletín-e AZETA
Un boletín en formato electrónico que divulga la investigación arqueológica y antropológica en los Valles Occidentales de la Sub-Área Centro Sur Andina.
Visit: http://www.uta.cl/masma/azeta/az.htm

Chungará (Universidad de Tarapacá - Arica)
Chungará Revista de Antropología Chilena, su objetivo principal es difundir estudios originales, empíricos o teóricos, en antropología social o cultural, arqueología, bioarqueología, conservación, etnobotánica, etnohistoria, geografía, historia, linguística, museologyía, paleoecologyía, semiótica, textileía, zooarqueología, referidos a la región andina de Sudamérica u otras zonas afines.
Visit: Scielo Chungara

Comechingonia. Revista de Arqueología
Esta revista, pretende ser un espacio para quienes trabajan en arqueología en Argentina (y en el resto de América Latina), para publicar sus trabajos, y cambiar opiniones dinámicamente.
Visit: http://www.comechingonia.com/inicio.htm

Estudios Atacameños,
by Universidad Católica del Norte. Instituto de Investigaciones Arqueológicas y Museo R. P. Gustavo Le Paige; publishes original contributions that result from archaeological, social-anthropological, ethno-historical and bio-anthropological research carried out in the Atacaman region and in the South-Central Andes.
Visit: http://www.scielo.cl/

published by the Field Museum, Chicago Natural History Museum and availabe from the Internet Archive
Visit: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=fieldiana%20anthropology

is aimed to integrate the scientists developing different methods of absolute chronology and using them in different fields of earth and other natural sciences and archaeology. Starting from Volume 26 it will be published in electronic form.
Visit: http://www.geochronometria.pl/

JSTOR Register and Read Beta program
allows free though limited access to their online articles from 1,200 journals (not the most recent years) to those not affiliated with participating institutions.
You must register to create an account (MyJSTOR), then search for articles, and choose up to 3 articles at a time to read.
Visit: http://about.jstor.org/rr
Visit: Video Tutorial

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
published museum research books, catalogs and bulletins in .pdf
Visit: http://www.precolombino.cl/biblioteca/publicaciones-en-pdf/

Revista Peruana de Biologia
published by Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, is available as .pdf/html.
Visit: http://revistasinvestigacion.unmsm.edu.pe/index.php/rpb

SAA Current Journals Online
If you have access to JSTOR and are a member of the Society for American Archaeology you can now access all SAA journals: American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity. Members can login to the member’s section of SAAweb (www.saa.org/members-login) to access the gap in SAA’s 2-year "moving wall" with JSTOR and click the link "Access Your Online Journal(s)." This link will take you to the new landing page for SAA’s online journals; on this page you will see the cover(s) for the journal(s) that you have subscribed to. This page also includes information about the features on the site. To access your current issues, simply click on the journal cover(s) and you will instantly be taken to the provider’s site (MetaPress). The online platform includes the current issues to your journal(s) in pdf format.
Visit: www.saa.org/members-login

SciELO Latin American Social Sciences Journals English Edition
The Edelstein Center in partnerships with SciELO and with the support of the Open Society Institute (OSI) has created a site containing the principal social science journals of Latin America translated into English. The portal is already on-line and will include initially 30 journals from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay. Seven journals are already available and we will be adding three new journals monthly. In August 2006 we will launch the second edition. The articles can be downloaded at no charge.
Visit: http://socialsciences.scielo.org/

Stanford Journal of Archaeology
by Stanford Archaeology Center
Visit: http://web.stanford.edu/dept/archaeology/journal/

Web Journal on Cultural Patrimony
is a multi-disciplinary, international academic journal, focusing on the protection, conservation, valorization and study of international material as well as immaterial, cultural patrimony.
Visit: http://www.webjournal.unior.it/


Andes Expedition: Searching for Inca Secrets
National Geographic's "virtual autopsy" of Inca "Ice Maiden" discovered atop Mount Ampato, Peru in 1995.
Visit: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/andes/

Marci A. Farris website with good references to books, educational programs, associations and resource links (many from university instructional guides).
Visit: http://www.forensicanthro.com/

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Provides consulting, software products and educational/training support.
Visit: http://www.esri.com/industries/archaeology/ and
Visit: http://www.esri.com/training/main

United States Geological Survey
Introduction and practical applications are well covered.
Visit: http://www.usgs.gov/science/science.php?term=445


Cornell Andes Project
Geological overview of tectonic processes.
Visit: http://www.geo.cornell.edu/geology/cap/index.html

Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Geólogos
Es una institución sin finalidad lucrativa creada para la defensa y apoyo de los intereses de los Geólogos.
Visit: http://icog.web.e-visado.net/Inicio.aspx

Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico es encargada de preparar y proveer información sobre geologyía regional.
Visit: http://www.ingemmet.gob.pe/form/Inicio.aspx

International Association for Obsidian Studies
South American obsidian sources as well as source catalog for worldwide resources.
Visit: http://members.peak.org/~obsidian/index.html

United States Geological Society
Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World: South America. USGS Professional Paper 1386-I
Visit: http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386i/contents.html


Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI)
Resultado de mas de tres decadas consagradas a la traduccion y escritura de textos sobre antropologia, arqueologia, arquitectura prehispanica, etnologia, artes populares, arte prehispanico, historia, arqueologia historica, viajes y viajeros, herencia cultural, preservacion, conservacion y restauracion en America Latina. The following link specifically goes to Christiane Clados's Nasca Drawings Collection.
Visit: http://www.famsi.org/research/nasca/index.html

Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Geólogos
Es una institución sin finalidad lucrativa creada para la defensa y apoyo de los intereses de los Geólogos.
Visit: http://icog.web.e-visado.net/Glosario/Glosario.aspx

Hydrology and Underwater Archaeology

Proyecto Huiñaimarca (PH13). Underwater excavation of the smaller sub-basin of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. A particular interest in the lake has rapidly arisen among the scientific community because data from limnology and sedimentology could be key features in the comprehension of the coastal occupation. Indeed, a global understanding of the culture which was living in this area necessarily includes a good understanding of the underwater heritage present into the lake.
Contact: cdelaere@ulb.ac.be .
Visit: Introduction

Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (ACUA)
The ACUA serves as an international advisory body on issues relating to underwater archaeology, conservation, and submerged cultural resources management.
Visit: http://www.acuaonline.org/


Laws & Regulations - always search for current updates

Colegio de Arqueólogos del Perú (COARPE)
El Colegio Profesional de Arqueólogos del Perú, creado por Ley N. 24575 y cambiado por Ley N. 29565 adentro Ministerio de Cultura en 2010.
Visit: COARPE history

Ministerio de Cultura (PERU)
es un organismo del Poder Ejecutivo responsable de todos los aspectos culturales del país y ejerce competencia exclusiva y excluyente, respecto a otros niveles de gestión en todo el territorio nacional. Fue creado el 21 de julio de 2010 mediante Ley Nº 29565, suscrita por el Presidente de la República, Alan García Pérez. Visit: http://www.cultura.gob.pe/
Nuevo Reglamento de Intervenciones Arqueológicas (RIA) del Perú
En el marco de las actividades relacionadas con el Decreto Supremo N° 003-2014-MC, que aprueba dicho reglamento, la Dirección General de Patrimonio Arqueológico Inmueble viene capacitando al personal del Ministerio de Cultura en todo el país y ha programado una serie de reuniones informativas con profesionales cuyo trabajo involucra la intervención en patrimonio arqueológico así como con técnicos de otros sectores del Estado y los gremios empresariales. Ministerio de Cultura Nov.17, 2014

Ministerio de Cultura y Turismo (BOLIVIA)
Reglamentos y Manuales - Creado en Lunes, 07 Octubre 2013 12:06 Última actualización el Martes, 29 Noviembre 2016 10:47
Visit: pdfs

Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural (ECUADOR)
Creado mediante Decreto Supremo 2600 del 9 de junio de 1978 (Registro Oficial No. 618 de 29 de junio de 1978), el INPC es el encargado de investigar, conservar, preservar, restaurar, exhibir y promocionar el Patrimonio Cultural en el Ecuador; así como regular, de acuerdo a la ley, todas las actividades de esta naturaleza que se realicen en el país.
Visit: Info

Visit: Ley

El Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales (CMN) (CHILE)
es un organismo técnico del Estado que depende del Ministerio de Educación, y desde su creación en 1925, se encarga de la protección y tuición del patrimonio de carácter monumental. Realiza su labor en el marco de la Ley N° 17.288 de Monumentos Nacionales del año 1970 y del Reglamento sobre Excavaciones y Prospecciones Arqueológicas, Antropológicas y Paleontológicas dictado mediante Decreto Supremo N° 484 de 1970.
El Consejo es una entidad colegiada, integrada por 20 representantes de instituciones públicas y privadas, los Consejeros. Lo preside el Ministro(a) de Educación; la Vicepresidencia Ejecutiva la ejerce el Director(a) de Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos y la secretaría del CMN es la encargada de ejecutar las decisiones del Consejo.
Visit: Info

Maps / Map Making

Cartographers’ Guild: forum for cartography enthusiasts
a place where every aspect of cartography can be admired, examined, learned, and discussed. Our membership consists of professional designers and artists, hobbyists, and amateurs—all are welcome to join and participate in the quest for cartographic skill and knowledge.
Visit: Info

Maps for the world
Includes old maps by Russian and US armies. Click on country of choice to begin. Also use Google search engine in upper right corner.
Visit: http://www.mapsofworld.com

Map Maker
Desktop mapping software.
Visit: http://www.mapmaker.com/

con localización aproximada y referencias a articulos de más de 200 sitios publicados en RUPESTREWEB.
Visit: http://www.rupestreweb.info/mapa.html

Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico es encargada de preparar y proveer información sobre geología regional. Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico es encargada de preparar y proveer información sobre geología regional.
Visit: http://www.ingemmet.gob.pe/publicaciones/serie_a/mapas/indice.htm

Instituto Geográfico Nacional (formerly Instituto Geográfico Militar)
El Instituto Geográfico Nacional es la institución pública que realiza actividades de levantamiento cartográfico.
Visit: http://www.ign.es/ign/main/index.do

University of Texas - Austin. Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Excellent source for topographic, city and thematic maps.
Visit: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas.html
For historic maps of South America visit: UT Historic Maps


Latin American Pollen Database
The LAPD is currently managed by Suzette G.A. Flantua from the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam and includes data from stratigraphic contexts and from modern surface samples from the Central-America, the Caribbean and South-America. From a total of 29 countries, the LAPD now counts over 1100 pollen sites.
Visit: Database

Asociacion Latino Americana de Paleobotanica y Palinologia
está realizando el Banco de Datos de Palinología y Paleobotánica del Perú.
Visit: http://www.ufrgs.br/alpp/siteespanhol/index.htm

Rock Art

Arte Rupestre Tarapaqueío
El estudio de los geoglifos del desierto, sobre todo de Tarapacá en la Pampa del Tamarugal y aledaños.
Visit: http://www.uta.cl/masma/

con localización aproximada y referencias a articulos de más de 200 sitios publicados en RUPESTREWEB.
Visit: http://www.rupestreweb.info/mapa.html

Rock Art Studies: A Bibliographic Database
on-line at the Bancroft Library, University of California-Berkeley, is the preeminent resource for searching the World's rock art literature. is a compilation in progress which was begun in March, 1993. Currently the database contains over 27,000 citations to the world's rock art literature, with an emphasis on English language and North American citations. Authors, researchers and students who would like to include citations to their latest publications, or gray literature can mail their keyword noted references to Leigh Marymor at MleighM@aol.com, or alternatively, send your references directly from the database web site http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/rockart.html.
Contact: Leigh Marymor .
Visit: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/rockart.html

Sociedad de Investigacion del Arte Rupestre de Bolivia
A private scientific institution, SIARB (founded in 1987) to registers, records and publishes rock art sites. Numbers some 150 members in Bolivia as well as world-wide. Publishes a yearly journal, Boletín, and a series called Contributions to South American Rock Art Studies.
Visit: http://www.siarb-bolivia.org/eng/indexin.htm http://www.siarb-bolivia.org/eng/indexin.htm "> English version

Satellite Imagery / LIDAR (Light Imaging, Detection, and Ranging)

Glaciers of the World (first posted 2010)
USGS Satellite Image Atlas by Richard Williams, Jr. and Jane Ferrigno.
Visit: info

Visit: South American glaciers

Google Earth
Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.
Visit: http://www.google.com/earth/

LIDAR News: Home of the LiDAR Industry
Begin by clicking on the Menu bars.
Visit: info

has created ScanLook Revolution that weighs just over 1kg and costs around $30,000 to $40,000 such that many archeology organizations can afford to purchase their own system - and even the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) to carry it airborne!
Visit: info

GIS Geography
FREE LiDAR Data sources: USGS Earth Explorer, Open Topography, United States Interagency Elevation Inventory, NOAA Digital Coast, LIDAR Online, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). LIDAR Online provides a directory of LIDAR companies by country.
Visit: Info

Space Archaeology: Seeing the Past Through a New Perspective
National Geographic Fellow Sarah Parcak, winner of the $1 million TED Prize—awarded annually to a leader with a fresh, bold vision for sparking global change—is creating a cutting-edge platform that uses citizen science to find and preserve archaeological sites around the world. Satellite imagery taken from 724 kilometers (450 miles) above the Earth will be provided to archaeology lovers across the globe, enabling them to explore new sites and identify sites currently threatened by development, looting, and climate change. This innovative new platform, called Global Xplorer, is scheduled to launch in Peru in late 2016.
Visit: NatGeo's Sarah Parcak site

Visit: Globalxplorer (join)

Visit: Facebook

Wikipedia Lidar#Archaeology
Lidar has many applications in the field of archaeology including aiding in the planning of field campaigns, mapping features beneath forest canopy, and providing an overview of broad, continuous features that may be indistinguishable on the ground.[27] Lidar can also provide archaeologists with the ability to create high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) of archaeological sites that can reveal micro-topography that are otherwise hidden by vegetation.
Visit: info

Zoom Earth
Displays daily updated imagery from NASA.
Visit: Ayacucho, Peru

Sustainable Archaeology/Archaeologists

Ayni, Inc.
a small, not for profit, organization founded in 2006 by botanist Hedy Hollyfield, anthropologist Barbara Wolff, and educator/artist Kathlyn Avila-Reyes.Ayni aims to preserve cultural patrimony in Peru, and promote social welfare in Andean communities through sponsorship of cultural programs, and through sales of Peruvian art and crafts.Your purchase of our Peruvian handicrafts and textiles supports projects at the Los Gorriones Orphanage, ANFASEP, and the University of Huamanga as well as the communities that produce, spin, dye and weave the fiber. It helps keep Ayacucho's fiber tradition alive.
Visit: http://ayni-usa.org/home.html

Center for Social Well Being
Our program seeks to support public health campaigns throughout the valley to communicate the health and social implications of the issue of environmental contamination. By garnering support from neighboring municipalities, the aim is to confront the problem through orientation, information, and the creation of communication networks to share strategies, challenges and signs of progress. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in anthropological investigation that emphasizes methods in Participatory Action Research and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of Climate Change with respect to Health, Ecology, Agrobiodiversity, Education, Community Organization and related topics. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing investigations in local agricultural communities to develop effective field research techniques, and to acquire language skills. In addition, the program provides excursions to museums and archaeological sites.
Visit: http://www.socialwellbeing.org/index.htm

Chijnaya Foundation
works in partnership with rural communities in Southern Peru to design and implement self-sustaining projects in health, education, and economic development. By providing humanitarian, technical, and development assistance to communities in the Andean highlands of Southern Peru, the Foundation is able to administer grants and loans, technical expertise, and research in agriculture, health, small industry, traditional crafts, housing, and community services, all focused on improving the cultural and economic well-being of indigenous Andean people.
Visit: info

Cusichaca Trust
With over 30 years experience in the field, the Cusichaca Trust (CT) has pioneered the restoration of traditional Andean agricultural terraces and irrigation canals and established itself as a leading exponent of 'applied archaeology' in rural development. We work closely with local partners in Peru, devising projects that reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency amongst isolated rural communities. The Trust has shown that the technological achievements of the past are not just something for academic research or for tourists to admire. They can be put back to work to help solve contemporary problems.
Visit: http://www.cusichaca.org/index.htm

Global Heritage Fund with its Global Heritage Network utilizing Google Earth
will showcase the challenges and the success stories and innovative solutions being used to save our priceless and irreplaceable heritage sites.
Visit: info
Visit: Chavín de Huántar

is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the standard of living in impoverished communities, preserving archaeological sites, and promoting research and education on the rich cultural heritage of Peru. Mobilizing Opportunities for Community Heritage Empowerment (MOCHE Inc.)
Visit: info

Visit: Nourish International

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Sustainable Preservation Initiative (SPI)
Many of humanity's most important heritage sites co-exist with some of the world's poorest people. Their combined futures are in danger. SPI creates economic stability by giving communities the tools to be self-reliant, leveraging their historic sites responsibly and freeing them to thrive. The result: the preservation of our collective legacy. Watch the recent TED talk by our Executive Director, Larry Coben. Learn why SPI was formed, why it works, what we have learned, and some of the inspiring stories of hope and change of the many artisans and entrepreneurs we support!
Visit: http://sustainablepreservation.org/

Textile Research

Harvard Khipu Database
Created by Dr. Gary Urton and Carrie Brezine to decode these fascinating artifacts. An important and growing database to promote the comprehension of an ancient information system.
Visit: http://khipukamayuq.fas.harvard.edu/index.html

Khipu Database project
Mr. Pavlo Kononenko's (a graduate student in the Harvard Business School, who replaced the equally capable Carrie Brezine now at the Univ. of Michigan, Society of Fellows) accomplishments of the KDB over the course of the 2011-12 academic year. Some items are a bit technical here, but I think one can follow the gist of the majority of the report. One of Pavlo's notable accomplishments (of which there were many) was to build a web-based application that allows one to go into the entire KDB and explore/search aspects of khipu organization within a single or multiple khipu.
The login page to Explorer:
user: khipu_guest
pass: guestpass
Once in Explorer, you can search the entire KDB from various starting points, as well as search for khipu with some given set of search criteria (e.g., museum name, provenance, number range, number of pendants, fiber, structure, etc.). After you enter the search criteria, push the "Run Query" button at the bottom left of the page, indicating to the right if you wish to search the entire database or (a) selected khipu(s).
In the head columns to the left, click on "QuickView" to get a complete listing of all khipu in the KDB. Clicking on any khipu brings it into the main field (to the right) and allows you to search all aspects of that sample. Once a khipu I.D. appears in the main screen field, you can click on the khipu and then click the small "+" just above "ID" and that will open the khipu up to allow a view of all subsidiaries. You may click the "Excel Export" button near the top right and print out a hardcopy version of all data pertaining to a sample. Enjoy exploring the KDB!
We hope the Explorer application is of interest and use to you. Please let me know if you have questions and/or suggestions.
Contact: Gary Urton .
Visit: excel database

Khipu Patrimony of Rapaz, Peru
A collaborative project brings peruvian and international scientists together with the villagers of Rapaz to protect and study the "Khipu House" and its priceless patrimony.

Visit: Rapaz Khipu conservation

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Choose 'Curatorial area' and then 'Art of the Ancient Americas' or 'Costume and Textiles' and then choose Peru. Search engine is not very useful for narrowing the results.
Visit: http://collections.lacma.org/#tab-2

Last Updated: February 1, 2017 Contact: Dr. Patricia Knobloch, huarpa@cox.net