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Scanning Petroglyphs in the Peruvian Jungle with Daniel Fernandez-Davila

Wednesday February 5, 2020
7:30 PM until 8:45 PM


Final Results from The 2019 Expedition to the Northeastern Jungles of Peru

Archaeologist and Wayland teacher, Daniel Fernandez-Davila, will update us on his latest trip to Peru, where he and a group of 12 others collected scanned data of ancient artifacts to be used for further research and display in local museums. The results have shown early carvings that were not expected for that region. More information here: https://www.archaeology.org/news/8392-200130-peru-monolith-scan

In addition to the archaeological work, Daniel and his cohort delivered books and educational materials for school children, made possible by the Wayland non-profit Loose Change, started by Daniel and Antonia Hieronymous. In addition to providing school supplies, the non-profit also builds/renovates schools.

Daniel Fernandez-Davila is an active archaeologist (BA Archaeology and Diploma of Anthropological Studies from Catholic University, Peru; MA in Archaeology and Ancient Heritage from University of Leicester, England) who has conducted excavations and mapping projects in the Andes and continues doing independent research in the north cloud forest of Peru. Daniel has served as an historical advisor for the BBC and Discovery Channel in the production of Ancient Civilization documentaries and has 25 years of experience teaching World History, Latin America, Archaeology and World Geography. He has been teaching Social Studies at Wayland Middle School since 2005.

 


Location: Raytheon Room
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