revealing the ancient mystery...

Marcahuasi is a plateau in the central Andes of Peru on which are found dozens of what appear to be sculptures in stone depicting a variety of anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures, discovered by Daniel Ruzo in 1953.The Association for the Study of Traditional Arts and Sciences (ECYART based in Lima, Peru) has continued this work since 2010.The goal is to develop data that may support the hypothesis that these structures are the creation of an ancient Andean culture.

Marcahuasi Blog

2017 Expedition: Drones in Marcahuasi

September 26, 2017

At the end of August we ascended to the plateau accompanied by two archaeologists, Professors Luis Jaime Castillo Butters (Universidad Catolica del Peru) and David Carballo (Boston University). Dr Castillo conducted a photogrammetry study of the northern side of the plateau generating data which provided views of the surface from different heights, videos and orthophotos. […]

Geographic Overview of the Marcahuasi Plateau

June 9, 2017

Javier Ruzo Located in the high peaks of the western slopes of the central Peruvian Andes, the Marcahuasi Plateau, at nearly 14,000 feet above sea level- equally challenges the works of the gods and the destinies of the common man. If we draw a straight line between the mountain and the shores of the Pacific […]

Impact of the Weather Phenomenon Known as the “Niño Costero” and Delivery of Assistance to San Pedro

April 26, 2017

by Yolanda Olivares (daughter of Manuel Olivares, D. Ruzo’s guide) The rains in San Pedro typically start in January, they become harder and more frequent in February which the inhabitants (comuneros) often call “crazy February”. This year (2017) the extremely intense rains caused multiple landslides which eventually made the road to the village and several […]