Beau is a PhD student in Archaeology in the department of Anthropology at UNM.
This research was made possible in part by funding from the Latin American & Iberian Institute and Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant (FRG). For more information about the FRG, please visit the LAII website.
With the support of a LAII Field Research Grant, in the summer of 2014 I traveled to Peru to conduct a preliminary archaeological assessment of an understudied region of the Andes. I have spent several years studying the Inca Empire, with a particular interest in the economic mechanisms that fueled its growth. In 2014 I carried out exploratory work designed to examine a vastly under-researched aspect of this topic; how the Empire acquired prestige goods from the intractable environmental and political landscape of the ‘Ceja de selva’, the term for the rugged cloud forests covering the eastern slopes of the Andes.
Migration, Cultural Preservation, Sustainable Practices, and the Impact of Ethnic Inequality in Lima and Pucallpa, Peru: A Photo Essay Lorraine Archibald
Lorraine is a M.A. student in Latin American Studies at UNM.
In the summer of 2012, I conducted a seven week research project which included a study of the living conditions of migrants in Lima as well as ethnographic research with Indigenous ceramicists in the Amazon. I created this photo essay as a reflection of my research as I plan to build upon it in the near future.