Co-Creation, Applied Archaeology, and Community Engagement in Ancash, Peru


Initiated through the Proyecto de Investigación Arqueológico Regional Ancash, the cultural heritage component of the archaeological research program in the village of Hualcayán, Ancash, Peru, has taken on an increased "co-creative" perspective over the past two years. We define co-creative processes as those where the cultural heritage professional partners with a community in projects that address the expressed needs of the local residents. This poster reports on the process of implementing co-creative oral history and archaeological collections management projects over since 2014 in the Ancash communities of Hualcayán, Hullanca, Caraz and Nivin. We evaluate the outcomes from the perspectives of the meeting the expressed community needs, project sustainability, and project relevance as applied archaeological practices.

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Co-Creation, Applied Archaeology, and Community Engagement in Ancash, Peru. Robert Connolly, Elizabeth Cruzado Carranza. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404954)

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South America

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