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Brown Professor awarded $150K ACLS Grant for Archaeological Survey

September 24, 2018

CLACS-affiliated Professor Parker VanValkenburgh, assistant professor of anthropology, has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the American Council of Learned Societies "to develop a digital platform for an archaeological survey in the Andes Mountain range in Peru."

Professor VanValkenburgh specializes in landscapes, politics and environmental change in the Early Modern World, particularly in late pre-Hispanic and early colonial Peru. He has taught courses in the Anthropology department at Brown on topics such as "South American Archaeology from Monte Verde to the Inkas", "GIS and Spatial Analysis for Anthropologists and Archaeologists", and "Archaeology in the Digital Age". 

With the ACLS grant, VanValkenburgh will further his project with Vanderbilt University associate professor of anthropology Steven Wernke to design the "Geospatial Platform for Andean Culture, History and Archaeology", otherwise known as GeoPACHA. 

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