Meet Abigail Schofeld, a senior at Boston University who is testing alignments of the stone formations at Marcahuasi.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]