Research & Education
The Programa Arqueológica Chincha (PACH)
The Programa Arqueológica Chincha (PACH) is directed by Dr. Charles Stanish and co-directed by Dr. Henry Tantaleán aims to gain insight into the evolution of Paracas communities in the Chincha Valley of southern Peru. In particular, it focuses on the registration, analysis and archaeological explanation of the formation of the first complex and/or state societies. In this area, this social phenomenon could be correlated with the society known in the archaeological literature as Paracas (800 B.C.E.- A.D. 200). Undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate students from several universities participate in the archaeological work necessary to accomplish the goals of PACH.