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The Ministry of Culture provided training in techniques applied to archaeological research

Friday, 16 May 2014
Participants performed practice with technology tools in the Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac.

A total of 65 researchers, students and professional archaeologists attended the "Workshop Techniques Applied Archaeological Research," which took place on Friday 10 and Saturday May 11 at the premises of the Ministry of Culture and the Shrine Archaeological Pachacamac.

This activity is part of efforts by the Ministry of Culture to train and raise awareness of the new technologies available to optimize the work of archaeologists. The workshop developed theoretical lectures by renowned researchers and practitioners, as Crette Stephanie Nelson Gonzales and the Clemson University Restoration Institute in the United States; Alejo Cordero, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay; Kusi Colonna-Preti of the Free University of Brussels and Gladys Ocharan Microscopy Laboratory and Applications, among others.

The workshop presentation was given by Dr. Sonia Guillen, Director General of Museums and Denise Pozzi Escot Director Pachacamac Site Museum. The talks were in the room Armando Robles Godoy Film Headquarters of the Ministry of Culture on Friday 10; while recording practices with 3D scanner and unmanned aircraft (drone), chemical characterization with X-ray fluorescence and practical vehicle with remote operation in underwater archaeological sites were performed the next day in the Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac.