Although I have spent only eight months here in Peru, I feel like I’ve been here for a few thousand years. This is probably due to the fact that as an archaeologist, I am constantly exposed to the rich history and culture that Peru holds. Everywhere you look, there seems to be physical evidence of a connection to Peru’s past.
As a bioarcheologist, my job is to read the bones of those who have passed before us. Through my analyses, I can determine an individual’s gender, ancestry, age, health status, diet, and even markers of occupational stress and trauma just from... more