PERUVIAN ARCHAEOLOGY FEATURED AT MIDDFEST INTERNATIONAL IN MIDDLETOWN


PERUVIAN ARCHAEOLOGY FEATURED AT MIDDFEST INTERNATIONAL IN MIDDLETOWN

Middfest Interational Peru 2011 welcomes five internationally renowned archaeologists to the region as part of the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the uncovering of Machu Picchu. Headlining the list is famed Peruvian archaeologist Dr. Luis Jaime Castillo de Butters, one of Peru’s most distinguished scholars. Dr. Castillo serves as the Scientific Director of the San Jose de Moro Archaeological Program and is the Principal Professor at Pontificia Unviversidad Catolica del Peru in the field of Archaeology.

“The Art of Preservation and the Archaeological Treasures of Peru,” is the result of a major grant from the Ohio Humanities Council. Scholars from Peru and the United States will present programs all weekend long from September 30th through October 2nd, as part of this year’s celebration of all things Peruvian! Topics will include the rise of civilizations in ancient Peru, the Nasca Lines, and the Incan civilization. A special exhibit on Machu Picchu coming directly from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. on Hiram Bingham’s discovery and a replica of the Senora de Cao, an important Mochica find from the Weiss Foundation, will be exhibited in the Middletown City Building as part of this special event.

Among the issues discussed will be the history of the World Heritage List and the inscription of Peruvian sites. This will be important for Ohioans to consider as we look to the possibility of the future inscription of the Fort Ancient Earthworks, the Newark Earthworks, the many sites comprising Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, and Serpent Mound as World Heritage sites.

For more information, check out the Middfest International website:
http://www.middfestinternational.org/

Posted August 29, 2011
Topics: Archaeology

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