On August 10, the VIII International Archaeology Conference took place, and Ingrid Claudet, general manager of the Wiese Foundation, gave the opening address at this important event that continued until August 12.
The experience of the first project of Projects for Taxes in the cultural sector
During the first part of the conference, the lessons learned from the implementation of the first Projects for Taxes project in the cultural sector were shared. Through this, a greater understanding of the previously investigated spaces and contexts has been attained, and new scientific research has been promoted beyond the El Brujo Archaeological Complex.
This first session of the conference included the participation of figures such as José Salazar, representative of Unesco, who highlighted the innovative nature of the project and encouraged the regional governments to invest in a decentralized manner in archaeology.
Furthermore, Carlos Basilio, head of the Executive Unit of Investment 001 at the Ministry of Culture, pointed to the success of the project and the opportunities for improvement in the regulatory framework and that this could lead to the same businesses executing projects being the ones supervising them, and not having to hire eternal businesses, which represents a delay in the process.
Preliminary results of excavations at the El Brujo Archaeological Complex
During the second session on the first day, the preliminary results of excavations at the complex were presented by Augusto Bazán, director of investigations at the Wiese Foundation, who highlighted the georeferencing work done at El Brujo, which has allowed for a better understanding of archaeological spaces and the time invested in them.
Carbon-14 dating is essential for establishing better chronological sequences
During the second day of the Conference, the presentations focused on different archaeological investigations in various areas of Peru, with the participation of Peruvian and foreign scientists and researchers.
An important point, which all the presenters agreed upon, was the need for better chronological sequences; in order to achieve this, carbon-14 dating is essential
Successful close to the VIII International Archaeology Conference
On the closing day, renowned specialists in the world of archaeology, including Amadeo Sghinolfi, Augusto Bazán, Gabriel Prieto, Rafael Vega, and Daniel Contreras, among others, presented. The presentations focused on the evaluation of local chronologies, associated with some case studies.
On the closing day, the Advisory Council of the El Brujo Archaeological Program also presented and reaffirmed the Wiese Foundation’s commitment to working toward further research to strengthen cultural identity in Peru. The VIII International Archaeology Conference was very well received by the public during the three days it lasted. This is evidenced by the attendance during these dates, as well as public participation during the rounds of questions after the presentations.