JENNIFER M. ZOVAR, while a student at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, was awarded a grant in May 2008 to aid research on 'Post-Collapse Formations of Community, Memory, and Identity: The Archaeology of Pukara de Khonkho, Bolivia,' supervised by Dr. John W. Janusek. The goal of the investigation was to use the large, densely populated settlement of Pukara de Khonkho as a test case to examine community development following the collapse of the Tiwanaku state, specifically considering the roles of population movement and intercommunity interaction.
DR. VERONICA I. WILLIAMS, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, received funding in October 2008 to aid research on 'Contested Spaces: Social Conflict in the Mid-Calchaqui Valley (ca. 900-1400 AD), Salta, Argentina.' Several scholars have mentioned to an endemic conflict situation in the Central and Southern Andes prior to the Inca expansion (ca. AD 900-1430). This project tried to evaluate whether such a situation existed in the Angastaco and Molinos basins in the mid-Calchaquí Valley in northwestern Argentina.
STEVEN A WERNKE, Vanderbilt University, received a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2006 to support research and writing on 'Andean Interfaces: An Archaeo-History of Community, State, and Landscape in the Peruvian Highlands'. The book (under contract, University Press of Florida) integrates archaeological and ethnohistorical research to produce a local-scale view of the negotiation and transformation of community and land-use organization during terminal prehispanic and early colonial times in the Colca Valley of southern Peru.
MATTHEW WARWICK, then a student at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received funding in November 2007 to aid research on 'Diet, Economy, and Sociopolitical Change in the Pukara Polity, North Titicaca Basin, Peru,' supervised by Dr. Jean Hudson. In the Lake Titicaca Basin, the Formative period featured extensive changes in sociopolitical complexity, ritual practice, and economic organization following the transition from villages to the regional Late Formative polities of Pukara and Tiwanaku.
MATTHEW C. VELASCO, then a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, was awarded a grant in April 2012 to aid research on 'Burials and Boundaries: Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Social Differentiation and Integration in the Late Prehispanic Andes,' supervised by Dr. Tiffiny A. Tung. This project examined how the emergence of new burial traditions contributed to social cohesion and identity formation during a period of widespread ecological and political upheaval in the ancient Andes (AD 1000-1450).
DR. NATHANIEL VanVALKENBURGH, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was awarded funding in April 2012 to aid research on 'Reducción and Policía: Spanish Colonial Forced Resettlement and Daily Praxis at Carrizales (Zaña Valley, Peru)'. During this course of research, the grantee and collaborators examined the impacts of the Spanish colonial reducción movement on the daily lives of indigenous populations in Peru's lower Zaña valley.
LISA S. TREVER, then a student at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was awarded funding in October 2009 to aid research on 'The Agency of Images: Muralo Painting and Architectural Sculpture on the North Coast of Peru,' supervised by Dr. Thomas Bitting Foster Cummins. Archaeological and art historical research was carried out at Panamarca, the southernmost Moche (c. 200-800 CE) urban and ceremonial center on the Peruvian north coast.
DR. LISA TREVER, University of California, Berkeley, California, received a grant in August 2013 to aid engaged activities on 'Panamarca Scholarly Exchange and Community Engagement Project.' The Engaged Anthropology Grant allowed the grantee to return to Peru in July 2014 for the first time since completing the dissertation, 'Moche Mural Painting at Pafiamarca: A Study of Image Making and Experience in Ancient Peru,' which received support with a Dissertation Fieldwork grant in 2010.
HORACIO B. THAMES, then a student at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received funding in May 2002 to aid research on 'Emergence and Development of Political Organization in the Tafi Valley (N.W. Argentina),' supervised by Dr. Robert D. Drennan. Full-coverage survey of the Tafi Valley involved the detection and recording of architectural remains and surface scatters throughout the valley floor and piedmont zone. Instead of sites, collection units were used as the basic spatial unit of data recording and analysis.
PAUL SZPAK, then a student at University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, was awarded funding in April 2011 to aid research on 'Social and Geographic Lives of North Peruvian Camelids: Perspectives from Stable Isotope Analyses,' supervised by Dr. Christine White. This project utilized isotopic data derived from multiple tissues (bone, hair, nails) of South American camelids (llama/alpaca) from archaeological sites from the north coast of Peru.