Simbal, Simbal. Que tal?
Jul26

Simbal, Simbal. Que tal?

On Saturday, June 21st, we hiked to the archaeological site of Huancha, located in the mountains on the edge of Collambay, a community outside the small town of Simbal. There, I had a chance to step into the shoes of an archaeologist conducting field work. I learned many lessons that day, both the...

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Things are looking up!
Jul25

Things are looking up!

Lately things have been tough in the lab for us here in Peru. We have been studying a lot of commingled remains that have been tough to take data from.  Recently things have started to turn for the better! The remains have been getting more organized and better for...

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up the mountain
Jul25

up the mountain

This weekend we got out of the lab and into the field. We headed up into the Andes to work on some looted tombs. On Sat we hiked to the site on Cerro Huancha, at 3184 ft above sea level on the south side of the Sinsicap valley. On...

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A weekend in Simbal
Jul23

A weekend in Simbal

This was one of the most excellent weekends I have experienced while I have been in Peru. On Friday after having a pretty rough day in the lab, we set off on our adventure to Simbal. Simbal is a "campo" community located about an hour up the mountains from...

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Waka Huaca
Jul23

Waka Huaca

Last week, I took my first visit to Huaca de la Luna. The Moche once used this platform mound as an administrative center for religious rituals and political ceremonies. The Huaca walls are covered with ancient architecture and art from generations of Moche governments. Every time a new person...

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Round Two
Jul20

Round Two

Today was a great day here in Peru. The weather was clear, warm, and over all a beautiful day. As a group we got visit Huaca la Luna and the museum today. This is my second time visiting Huaca la Luna and the museum. I had a blast and...

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a Chan Chan
Jul18

a Chan Chan

Chan Chan is the largest prehistoric city in the Moche Valley. The occupation is AD 1100-1400.      ...

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Moche bling
Jul17

Moche bling

Today was an interesting day in the lab. We found an individual who had silver decorations implanted in his canine teeth. As far as I know, this is the first such case found in the Moche valley. This is the right canine with the drilled hole for an implant...

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All Aboard for Sandboarding!
Jul17

All Aboard for Sandboarding!

This was one of the best impulse purchases in my entire life. I decided to embark on this adventure less than 24 hours before it took place with people that I did not know, in a country whose language I did not understand. I now fully understand what it...

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visitamos Huacas de Moche
Jul16

visitamos Huacas de Moche

A friend arranged an amazing tour today of the Huacas de Moche archaeological site. We are working on human remains excavated during the early 2000s, but new work continues every...

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Work and Play
Jul16

Work and Play

Hello everyone! Peru is still awesome and I do not think that is going to change anytime soon. The weather has changed a bit since I have first arrived. It was originally sunny and hot every day, which is odd for this season in Peru, as it's the beginning...

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Hola from Nick!
Jul11

Hola from Nick!

Hello there! It's Nick reporting from Peru! It has been an amazing time since the start of the trip. Traveling from the United States into Lima, and then from Lima into our current location Trujillo has been great! Day 2 of our lab research was very exciting. In the...

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al Museo
Jul09

al Museo

We got started working in the lab on Friday! Here are a few photos: These are the remains of a middle-aged male recovered from Plaza 2b, tomb 4. Nick worked hard to pick through the fragments to see if there are any more identifiable pieces. What remains are tiny...

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Hemos llegado
Jul05

Hemos llegado

We arrived in Lima early this morning and headed to our Hostel - El Patio, in Miraflores.  Most things went smoothly. Tonight we fly up to...

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The First Five Days of Singapore
Jul05

The First Five Days of Singapore

I cannot believe that I left California five days ago! My trip in Singapore has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  The city has changed dramatically since the last time I had come to visit, which was eight years ago.  My cousins have been very...

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I <3 Ecuador
Jun20

I <3 Ecuador

Two posts in one week?  Here I am again, sitting down to write my fourth blog post of this summer.  Tours have been picking up!  I assume with the start of summer vacation, many high school seniors are really starting to think more seriously about college.  I remember when...

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When in Rome…
Jun17

When in Rome…

Buona Sera miei amici, It is almost 6:00 pm here in Florence. I would first like to apologize again about my late posts to the blog. I was unaware of how much work I'd be doing, all crammed into a month! It's basically a semester's worth of material packed...

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So much to do, so little time to write about it
Jun15

So much to do, so little time to write about it

Buon Giorno miei amici! I am terribly sorry that I've been MIA with my blog posts recently. Everything here has been wild and very hectic, so I'll try to tell you everything that's happened so far in this post. First I will talk about my friends. I live in...

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The Start of Summer
May30

The Start of Summer

Hello, first let me take a second to introduce myself. My name is Trey Nicosia and I am from State College, PA, and recently completed my freshman year at Wagner. I am a member of the Seahawks' Baseball team and will be playing in a collegiate wood bat summer...

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Adventure by the Pacific
May30

Adventure by the Pacific

So this Memorial Day weekend, my family and I decided to take a short trip out to the coast of California to Monterey, California.  This was the second time that my family and I went to Monterey.  The last time we made a visit to Monterey was about two...

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Vamonos a Peru!
May29

Vamonos a Peru!

This summer 3 Wagner students, 1 alumna, and 1 professor will be traveling to the colonial town of Huanchaco, on the north coast of Peru. Working with Museo Huacas de Moche and MOCHE Inc they will do some archaeology, some ethnography and some community service/development work. Follow the adventure!...

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Three Flights, Two Bags, One Amazing City
May26

Three Flights, Two Bags, One Amazing City

Buona Sera! Good evening from me writing at 7:00 pm over here in Florence. I would be lying if I said the trip was easy. Believe me it was stressful. But now, I'm finally in Italy for the first time ever! I am staying in a three bed room...

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Long way from home and flights but I am finally here in Cusco, Peru!

Hi I am Vanessa, I am now an upcoming junior, and I will be travelling to Cusco, Peru.  I wil be taking two spanish courses during my stay so I can improve on my spanish. It is sad leaving my friends and family but I am also very exciting...

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Goodbye NYC, Buon Giorno Firenze

Buon Giorno! My name is Erik Arntzen and I am a senior Arts Administration and Art History dual major at Wagner. For the next month, I will be posting on this blog to talk about my adventures and exploits traveling from New York to Florence. I will be taking...

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Goodbye Italy!
Mar19

Goodbye Italy!

Friends and Family, Our trip to Italy was a great success! Our knowledge of ancient cities is greatly increased...   Signed, Drs. Smith and Reynolds, Nicole, Jillian, Antonia, Michael, Nicole and Rory  ...

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Rome
Mar16

Rome

Buongiorno! We have arrived!  Rome is amazing.  So much to see and do and so little time. The train ride from Naples was quick and the Italian countryside was beautiful....

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Haiti day 5
Mar15
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Haiti day 4
Mar15
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Haiti Day 3
Mar15

Haiti Day 3

  Beach time    ...

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Update from Port au Prince

Since arriving in Port au Prince our journey has been hectic, moving and at times overwhelming, but all of the students will agree that it has already been an undeniably amazing experience.  We are staying on a compound operated by the Haitian American Caucus in the Michaud region of...

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Haiti trip day 1, day 2
Mar13

Haiti trip day 1, day 2

  Ready to take...

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Valley of the Temples
Mar12

Valley of the Temples

Day 1 We arrived in Italy yesterday after-noon from JFK to Palermo, Sicily. After our rooftop breakfast overlooking the beautiful capital we were on our way to explore the ancient Greek ruins in the Valley of the Temples. We met our tour guide Giovanna who led us through the...

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Haiti Trip

  This trip is designed for us to help Haitian children  with education. English, French, and math are the main classes  that the Wagner students have the responsibility to teach. Also, the students are helping HAC , the Haitian American Caucus, building the first community bank of Michaud. an...

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On the way to Italy

For those of you who are hearing about our EYH Rome trip for the first time see the course description below. Course Description: This trip is designed to be an integral part of HI 252: Ancient Mediterranean Cities, making both the Mediterranean and the extraordinary ancient sites in Italy...

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