Kasia Szremski

Kasia Szremski

Nashville, TN

BA suma cum luade in Anthropology, University of Chicago 2005
PhD Candidate Status in Anthropology, Vanderbilt University 2009

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Published on Sep 09, 2014

Excavations in the Huanangue Valley pt 2: Salitre

Salitre was the second site that we excavated in 2012.  Getting to this site was extremely difficult.  Because of some bad planning on my part, we started excavating this site in the beginning of M...

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Published on Sep 03, 2014

Excavation in the Huanangue Valley:Pt 1-Campo Libre

Excavation is a technique used by archaeologists to find out is beneath the surface of a site.  Though the concept behind excavation sounds simple (basically we dig big wholes), in practice it is a...

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Published on Sep 02, 2014

Happy Labor Day!!

A fearless archaeology student crossing the "bridge" we built across the Huanangue RiverIn honor of Labor Day, I thought I would take a minute to talk about the importance of infras...

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Published on Aug 30, 2014

Who built Ampituna (PT 2)?

As I mentioned in the last lab note, we don't know who built Ampituna.  This is one of the things we hope to figure out when we go and visit the site.  Still, there are some educated guesses we can...

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Published on Aug 29, 2014

Who built Ampituna (PT 1)?

One of the things we would like to determine by visiting the site of Ampituna is when the site was built and by whom.  It will be impossible to be certain about the identity of Ampituna's builders ...

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Published on Aug 28, 2014

Is this Ampituna?

Google Earth has become an invaluable tool for archaeologists as we can cover a huge amount of territory by scrolling through the images and looking for anomalies that could be archaeological sites...

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Published on Aug 28, 2014

Possible Location of Ampituna

One of the difficulties of this project is that we do not know exactly where Ampituna is.  I have talked with two locals who have been to the site, and based on their description of...

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Published on Aug 27, 2014

Archaeological Survey in the Huanangue Valley

Archaeological Survey is a term that encompasses many different techniques that archaeologists use to find sites.  In its simplest form, archaeologists walk over a landscape looking for pot sherds,...

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Published on Aug 27, 2014

Where is the Huanangue Valley?

The Huanangue Valley is located in north-central Peru, about 2 hours north of the capital Lima.  It runs along the western slope of the Andes and passes through elevations of approx...

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Sep 10, 2014
Finding Ampituna: Understanding Interaction between Valleys in the Ancient Andes
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Thank you so much!!! I'll be posting updates regularly as the research progresses, so check back when you can!
Sep 03, 2014
Finding Ampituna: Understanding Interaction between Valleys in the Ancient Andes
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Thanks for you comment! Yes that is me in the first picture. My colleague and I were hiking up this giant hill to go looking for a site (Pampa Grande) that an older local resident had told us about. This picture was actually taken near the valley floor, so these plants are mostly mostly local wild plants that grown near the river. The Huanangue Valley is still inhabited today and is actually an important fruit producing zone, which was great as people were always will to share!
Aug 28, 2014
Finding Ampituna: Understanding Interaction between Valleys in the Ancient Andes
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Thank you so much!!
Aug 27, 2014
Finding Ampituna: Understanding Interaction between Valleys in the Ancient Andes
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