Assistant Professor
Office: Turlington Hall, Room B350


  • Ph.D. Yale University, 2015
  • M.A. Yale University, 2011
  • B.A. Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, 2003

Research Interests

Early Complex Societies; Ancient Maritime Communities (including fishing technology); Ethnoarchaeology; Latin American Archaeology; Archaeology of the Central Andean Region; History of Latin American Archaeology.

Personal Statement

As a Latin American archaeologist, I am interested in investigating the origins of social complexity in this region. My primary research interest is the study of ancient maritime adaptations in the South Pacific coast, with a focus on the North Coast of Peru. Along the littoral of this region emerged one of the earliest examples of social complexity in the world. Subsequent work carried out at littoral settlements from the coasts of Chile, Peru, and Ecuador has demonstrated that in fact, a number of societies have adapted to the rough conditions of living from the sea and its abundant and/or scarce resources for thousands of years.

Manifestations of human creativity encountered in this region include: early offshore fisheries, some of the earliest examples of mummification practices in the world, systematic processing of marine resources, early monumental architecture, and the some of the earliest uses of utilitarian and ritual ceramic artifacts. These examples are clear indicators of the prolific sociocultural developments of maritime communities along the Pacific coast of South America, and provide the foundation for raising broader questions in anthropology central to archaeological studies. I study ancient maritime communities to evaluate how household economies at a community level were integrated to regional or inter-regional social dynamics through the evaluation of subsistence strategies, manufacture of non-subsistence goods, trade, and religious practices.

From a theoretical perspective, I approach the archaeology of Andean fishing settlements in the general discussion of maritime anthropology. Maritime anthropology is devoted to the study of coastal cultures from an anthropological perspective. This perspective envisions fishing communities as groups of people who lives from the exploitation of maritime environments but may not be exclusively dependent on the maritime environment. It also emphasize that despite the prevalent male connotation (fishermen), it is evident that families work together in order to maximize maritime production for subsistence, for surplus to be bartered, sold or used as gifts in reciprocal exchanges, and to participate in communal activities. In fishing communities, men, women or children have to develop detailed knowledge of the zone in which they live, especially the behaviour of fish, birds, crustaceans, molluscs and mammals they are seeking–their breeding and spawning cycles, feeding habitats and more importantly migration patterns and their relation with seasonal changes. Maritime fishing communities have to be constantly aware of changes in the environment in order to achieve their agendas.

As I mentioned above, the term “fishermen” tends to separate or to obviate the female component of these communities. Thus, in archaeological interpretation it has never been proposed that women played an important role in fishing community activities. In my survey of modern Peruvian fishing communities, I realized that women played a crucial role in the economy and in the maintenance of the household. Similarly, ethnographic research around the world demonstrated women significantly contribute to the exploitation of marine resources and the economy of the fishing settlements. A theoretical framework under Maritime Anthropology enriches the studies of ancient fishing settlements, viewing as complex and dynamic entities where gender plays a major role and where the sense of economic exploitation depends on the ecology of the area and the knowledge developed by those who exploit those resources. Their members are not only specialists devoted to marine activities but they are also engaged in other subsistence activities related to the resources available in their area. The constant movements along the coast make fishermen and their families dynamic individuals who are always changing and are open to new patterns, which make them anything but monotonous agents and an excellent example of human adaptability to constant changing conditions.

Under this view, I direct my research projects in fishing settlements along the Peruvian North Coast. I was born in the city of Trujillo and at the age of two my family moved to the nearby town of Huanchaco (just 5 miles north). Huanchaco is the last fishing community along the coastline of South America where people are still engaged with traditional customs, which are expressed in many different manifestations of their daily life. In graduate school, I focused my dissertation research in Huanchaco. I had a unique perspective on this region—I was, in essence, an ethnographic informant for the modern equivalent of the ancient societies my research focused on.

Many of the sites in the Huanchaco area are in critical danger due to urban expansion, illegal traffic of land, and looting. My first research project (2010-2014) for my doctoral dissertation was at the Initial Period (1500-1200 cal. BC) fishing village of Gramalote. I chose the earliest known, still intact site in Huanchaco to evaluate questions on the origins of social complexity in this part of the world, and to expand on the pioneering work done by Michael Moseley and his team at Gramalote 40 years prior. A combination of large excavation units and detailed multidisciplinary study of the faunal and botanical remains, as well as multiple analyses of the material culture found at the site demonstrated that early small-scale fishing settlements did play a major role in the configuration of social complexity. My work demonstrated this was largely done through social construction of their own identities, which implies the specialization on fishing subsistence strategies while effectively exploiting other resources available in their surroundings.

More importantly, I demonstrated that the role of these “passive” agents in settlements such as Gramalote needed to be reconsidered in addressing the construction of early social complexity—these small-scale communities were more critical to the subsequent cultural processes than previously realized in the archaeological literature. Through my excavations, I found these early communities developed what I called “household industries,” or the production of non-subsistence goods critical for economic exchange with other peer communities along the littoral and inland in the adjacent Moche Valley. Multidisciplinary studies including stable isotope analysis confirmed that Gramalote had access to large exchange network, as many of the material remains were procured from as far as 430 miles away; for example, cinnabar (a mercury based mineral) was determined to be from the south-central highlands of Peru and was used for both domestic rituals and community-level ceremonies. Current studies are evaluating the provenience of green-colored mineral beads and mosaics found as burial offerings and ceremonial paraphernalia. Preliminary results of trace elements suggest the green mineral found at Gramalote is not from a local source, and may have come from distant regions. The presence of these kinds of materials in a relatively high quantity inform on the availability of these distant resources among the common people of this small-scale residential settlement. Furthermore, these findings bring up the question of whether or not this was a similar case in other contemporary settlements.

Gramalote has convincing evidence that marine resources played a major role, as they specialized in the shark fisheries (specifically members of the Carcharhinidae family)—this is common in other parts of the continent, including ancient societies in Florida. With a secure and abundant stock of seafood for daily subsistence, members of Gramalote had a resource they could contribute to a massive exchange network, procuring other goods and resources not available in the arid coast. Within this context, they had the time to experiment in the production of manufactured products such as reed baskets, carved gourds, artifacts carved on sea bird and marine mammal bones, red paint, etc. These results and others are detailed in my doctoral dissertation, as well as in articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals in English and Spanish.

During the second year of excavations at Gramalote, I was approached by local neighbors who asked me to visit a site located 0.25 miles from my excavations, reporting that they found several human and animal remains. This visit resulted in another major research project I am conducting with a multidisciplinary team including Dr. John Verano (Tulane University) and Dr.  Nicolas Goepfert (CNR France). The site of Huanchaquito-Las Llamas, was excavated between 2011 and 2016 and is considered the largest massive child and camelids sacrifice ever found in the world ( The exceptional conservation of the human and camelid remains allowed my team to study the sacrificial event in great detail, as well as explore patterns of health through skeletal analysis, diet through isotopic analysis (both in children and camelids), and the role played by climatic alterations in the North Coast of Peru such as El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The conservation of the sediments at this site is outstanding—I found foot and hoof prints on the dried mud of the children and camelids who were sacrificed, providing undisputable evidence that these children and camelids were brought to this site while alive, where they were then sacrificed and finally buried when the mud was still wet. A large set of radiocarbon dates situated this event around 1400-1450 AD, attributing this event to the Chimú Society (1100-1470 AD). This discovery produced a number of questions related to how late Prehispanic sociopolitical organizations like the Chimú reacted during climatic crises such as ENSO events, and how they were able to congregate a large number (n=140) of children and camelids (n=205). Skeletal analysis by Dr. John Verano (Tulane University) and subsequent aDNA analysis with associate members of this project determined that both boys and girls between the ages of 6-8 to 11-13 years old were sacrificed. All the children had cuts transecting the sternum which correspond well with field observations of displaced ribs. This patterning suggested that the chest had been cut open, perhaps to extract the heart. Variability in forms of cranial modification (head shaping) and stable isotope analysis of carbon and nitrogen suggest that the children were a heterogeneous sample drawn from multiple regions and ethnic groups throughout the Chimú state.

A detailed analysis of the 205 camelids confirmed, thanks to the exceptional conservation, that light and dark brown color coats were preferred for this sacrificial event. Furthermore, there was a specific selection of the age of the camelids, which were almost all less than a year old and sacrificed in the same way as the children: cut marks found on the ribs and sterna, possibly to remove the heart. This is similar to the present day Ch’illa ritual practice done to sacrifice camelids in the highlands of Peru. This research project involves collaboration from many colleagues who each work on different aspects of this sacrificial event. This project is also supported by multiple funding sources, but primarily by the National Geographic Society (NGS). Recently, I identified another massive sacrificial ground in Huanchaco, and thanks to a grant from NGS and the Peruvian government, my team and I are unveiling new aspects of the sacrificial practices among the Chimú. These contexts include large offerings of Spondylus shells, elaborate textiles with beautiful feathers, metal artifacts and carved wooden idols. All these materials are opening new directions in this research, providing a unique opportunity to explore questions related with climate change, ritual violence among humans, and the expense of valuables (i.e. exotic goods) in sacrificial events.

In addition, I am interested to compare and evaluate synchronic and diachronic continuities and discontinuities among the different cultural periods in order to determine how the fishermen from Huanchaco managed to keep the essence of their cultural practices through several millennia until today. In this venue, detail analysis on the burials and domestic contexts will be crucial for establishing such continuities and discontinuities. In sum, the area in which I am currently focusing my research is the Huanchaco coastline which has a lot of potential for continued archaeological excavations. I am focusing my attention on the trajectory of domestic settlements and mortuary practices which, can inform on how a small fishing community negotiated their existence through time through the present day. The extraordinary preservation of organic materials and the rich archaeological deposits are a major reason to keep my research focus here for some time.

Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

  • 2019-pr              Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida.
  • 2017-2019          Assistant Professor – School of Archaeology, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Trujillo.
  • 2016                   Post-Doc/Associate Researcher. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales Universidad Nacional de Trujillo.
  • 2015                   Adjunct Professor – School of Archaeology, Facultad de Ciencias Historico-Sociales, Universidad Nacional Pedro Ruiz Gallo – Lambayeque.
  • 2010-2015         Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Yale University.

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • Director. Household and Embodied Lives at Huanchaco, Peru. Investigating Prehistoric Social Change through domestic and bio-archaeological studies. May 2018 to present.
  • Director. Huanchaco Archaeological Program (Human Adaptability, Fishing Technology and Climate Change between 3500 BP and 1600 AD in Huanchaco, North Coast of Peru). January 2016 to present.
  • Director.  Project: “Las Aldas and Its Role in the Emergence of Social Complexity in the North Coast of Peru.” July December, 2015.
  • Co-Director (with John Verano). Archaeological Excavations at Huanchaquito Las Llamas. April, 2014 – June 2016.
  • Director. Archaeological Excavations at the Site of Huanchaquito – Las Llamas. August 2011 – December 2013.
  • Director. Gramalote Archaeological Project. June 2010 – December 2014.
  • Director. Huaca 20 – Maranga Archaeological Complex, Season 2007.
  • Director.  Analysis of archaeological collections from Gramalote, Gramalote A and Pampa la Cruz. December 2016 to present.
  • Research Assistant. Analysis of Beads and Abalories from the Bead Collection at the Peabody Museum, Yale University. February – June 2015.
  • Research Assistant. Laboratory of the Machu Picchu Collection, Peabody Museum, Yale University. January 2009 to May 2011.
  • Research Assistant. Analysis of materials at the laboratory of the San Jose de Moro Archaeological Program. June 2004-July 2008.
  • San Jose de Moro Archaeological Program. Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. June 2004- July 2008.
  • Magdalena de Cao Viejo- Complejo El Brujo. Harvard University. August 2006.
  • Proyecto Arqueológico valle de Lurín, Cardal. July-August 2008.
  • Proyecto Arqueologico Huaca de la Luna. June 2001 – December 2003
  • Member, Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley. Since January 2016.
  • Member, Society for American Archaeology (SAA). Since 2009.
  • Board, Committee on the Americas. Society of American Archaeology (SAA): 2011-2013.



Selected Publications


Gabriel Prieto and Daniel H. Sandweiss. 2020, Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes. Co-edited volume (15 chapters). To be published by the University Press of Florida. January 2020.

Gabriel Prieto and Elias Rodrich. 2015. Huanchaco y la Fiesta del Huanchaquito. Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego Press, Trujillo.

Ana Cecilia Mauricio and Gabriel Prieto (Editors). 2016. Boletín de Arqueología PUCP 19. “Avances en la arqueología de la Cultura Lima – Parte 2”. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, Fondo Editorial.

Ana Cecilia Mauricio and Gabriel Prieto (Editors). 2015. Boletín de Arqueología PUCP 18. “Avances en la arqueología de la Cultura Lima – Parte 1.” Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, Fondo Editorial.

Refereed Articles and Chapters in Refereed Volumes (English)

Prieto, Gabriel, John W. Verano, Nicolas Goepfert, Douglas Kennett, Jeffrey Quilter, Steven LeBlanc, Lars Fehren-Schmitz, Jannine Forst, Mellisa Lund, Brittany Dement, Elise Dufour, Olivier Tombret, Melina Calmon, Davette Gadison and Khrystyne Tschinkel. 2019. A mass sacrifice of children and camelids at the Huanchaquito-Las Llamas site, Moche Valley, Peru. PLOS ONE 14(3):e0211691.

Prieto Gabriel. 2018     The Temple of the Fishermen: Early Ceremonial Architecture at Gramalote, a Residential Settlement of the Second Millennium B.C., North Coast of Peru. Journal of Field Archaeology 43(3): 200-221.

Prieto Gabriel. 2018     The Social Dynamics and Economic Interactions of the Households at Gramalote, a small-scale Residential Settlement During the Second Millennium BC on the North Coast of Peru. Latin American Antiquity 29(3): 532-551.

Prieto Gabriel. 2014      The Initial Period Fishing Settlement of Gramalote, Moche Valley: A Preliminary Report. Peruvian Archaeology 1,2014: 1-46.

Prieto Gabriel. 2011     Chicha Production during the Chimu Period at San Jose de Moro, Jequetepeque valley, North Coast of Peru. In Advances in North Coast Archaeology: State and Empire in the Jequetepeque Valley (pp. 105-128)  Edited by Collen M. Zori and Ilana Johnson. British Archaeological Reports (BAR) International Series, Oxford.

Prieto Gabriel. 2010     Approximating Lambayeque Political Configurations: A Perspective from the Site of San Jose de Moro, Jequetepeque Valley. In Comparative Perspectives on the Archaeology of Coastal South America, (pp. 232-246). Edited by Robyn E. Cutright, Enrique Lopez-Hurtado and Alexander J. Martin. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Ministerio de Cultura del Ecuador.

Prieto Gabriel. 2020     The Fisherman’s Garden: Horticultural Practices in a Second Millennium Maritime Community of the North Coast of Peru. To be published in: Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes. Gabriel Prieto and Daniel H. Sandweiss, editors. University Press of Florida. Forthcoming January 2020.

Prieto Gabriel. In review            Grilling clams and roasting tubers: Andean Maritime Foodways during the Second Millennium B.C. To be pubished in: Andean Foodways, Volume 2, John E. Staller and Susan deFrance, editors.

Prieto, Gabriel, Veronique Wright, Richard L. Burger, Colin A. Cooke, Elvira L. Zeballos-Velasquez, Aldo Watanave, Matthew R. Suchomel and Leopoldo Suescun. 2016     The source, processing and use of red pigment based on hematite and cinnabar at Gramalote, an early Initial Period (1500-1200 cal. B.C.) maritime community, North Coast of Peru. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 5(2016): 45-60.

Parker, Bradley, Gabriel Prieto and Carlos Osores. 2018     Methodological advances in household archaeology: an application of microartifact analysis at Pampa la Cruz, Huanchaco, Peru. Ñawpa Pacha 38(1): 57-75.

Goepfert, Nicolas and Gabriel Prieto. 2016     Offering Llamas to the Sea. The economic and ideological importance of camelids in the Chimu Society, North Coast of Peru. In The Archaeology of Andean Pastoralism. Jose Capriles and Nicholas Tripcevich, editors, pp. 197-210. University of New Mexico Press, Alburqueque.

Millaire, Jean Francois, Gabriel Prieto, Flannery Surette, Elsa M. Redmond and Charles Spencer. 2016     Statecraft and expansionary dynamics: A Viru outpost at Huaca Prieta, Chicama Valley, Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (41): E6016-E6025.

Castillo, Luis Jaime; Julio RucabadoY.; Martín Del Carpio P.; Katiusha Bernuy Q.; Karim Ruiz; Carlos Rengifo Ch.; Gabriel Prieto and Carole Fraresso. 2009     Ideología y Poder en la Consolidación, Colapso y Reconstitución del Estado Mochica del Jequetepeque. El Proyecto Arqueológico San José de Moro (1991 – 2005). Ñawpa Pacha 45: 3-82.

Dufour, Elise, Nicolas Goepfert, Manon Le Neun, Gabriel Prieto and John Verano. 2018     Life History and Origin of the Camelids Provisioning a Mass Killing Sacrifice During the Chimu Period: Insight from Stable Isotopes. Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology. DOI: 10.1080/14614103.2018.1498165

Goepfert, Nicolas, Elise Dufour, Gabriel Prieto and John Verano. 2018     Herds for the Gods? Selection criteria and herd management at the mass sacrifice site of Huanchaquito-Las Llamas during the Chimu Period, Northern Coast of Peru. Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology. DOI: 10.1080/14614103.2018.1541956

Matthieu Le Bailly, Nicolas Goepfert, Gabriel Prieto, John Verano & Benjamin Dufour . 2019     Camelid Gastrointestinal Parasites from the Archaeological Site of Huanchaquito (Peru): First Results. Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology.  DOI: 10.1080/14614103.2018.1558804

Sutter, Richard and Gabriel Prieto. 2020     The Ethnogenesis of Pescador Identity: The Implications of Biodistance Analyses of Initial Period (1500-1200 BC) Human Remains from Gramalote, Peru, for Our Understanding of the Social and Economic Dynamics of Ancient Andean Maritime Communities. To be published in: Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes. Gabriel Prieto and Daniel H. Sandweiss, editors. University Press of Florida. Forthcoming January 2020.

Book Reviews

Prieto, Gabriel (Invited by Journal) 2018     Where the land meets the sea: fourteen millennia of human history at Huaca Prieta, Peru (Tom Dillehay, ed.). 2017. Austin: University of Texas Press: 978-1-4773-1149-3. Antiquity 92(364): 1122-1124.

Prieto, Gabriel (Invited by Journal) 2017     Holes in the Head: The Art and Archaeology of Trepanation in Ancient Peru (John Verano). 2016. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, DC. Latin American Antiquity 28(2): 310-311.

Refereed Articles and Chapters in Refereed Volumes (Spanish) – Selected

Prieto, Gabriel 2018     El Camino Prehispánico 1 de Huanchaco, valle de Moche: un tramo olvidado del Qhapaq Ñan. Cuadernos del Qhapaq Ñan 5(5): 100-125.

Prieto Gabriel. 2017     El Caballito de Totora más Antiguo de América. In El Top Anual de los Grandes Descubrimientos del Peru, Eloy Ramírez, editor, pp. 224-233. Consorcio Grafico del Pacifico. Lima, Peru.

Prieto Gabriel. 2017     Utensilios de subsistencia y producción hechos de madera del sitio Gramalote. Periodo Inicial (1500-1200 a.C.). In Actas del II Congreso Nacional de Arqueología, Vol 1, pp. 67-83. Ministerio de Cultura del Peru, Lima.

Prieto Gabriel. 2017     Tablada Baja: Un Sector Olvidado de los Campos Prehispánicos de Cultivo Chimú en Pampas de Huanchaco. Revista del Museo de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia de la Universidad Nacional de Trujillo 13: 75-103.

Prieto Gabriel. 2016     ¿Solo productores de comida bajo la sombra del gran templo? Teorizando los sitios domésticos del Periodo Inicial. Una Perspectiva desde Pampas Gramalote, costa norte del Peru. In Actas del I Congreso Nacional de Arqueología del Peru, Vol. 3, pp. 107-117. Ministerio de Cultura del Peru, Lima.

Prieto Gabriel. 2016     Balsas de totora en la costa norte del Perú: una aproximación etnográfica y arqueológica. Quignam 2: 139-186.

Prieto Gabriel. 2015     Una aproximación a la tecnología de pesca en el sitio Huaca 20 y sus implicancias sociales y económicas. In Huaca 20, un sitio Lima en el antiguo Complejo Maranga. Ana Cecilia Mauricio, Luis Muro and Carlos Olivera, editors, pp. 175-202. Fondo Editorial PUCP & IFEA. Lima, Peru.

Prieto Gabriel. 2014     La Pesca Prehispánica de la Costa Central: Una Revisión Necesaria a Partir de los Nuevos Datos Provenientes del Barrio de Pescadores del Sitio Huaca 20, Complejo Maranga. Boletín de Arqueología PUCP 18: 129-157.

Prieto Gabriel. 2014     Herramientas de hilado y tejido en las tumbas y contextos votivos Lambayeque: ¿Evidencia de especialistas textileras o simbolismo mítico de una diosa desconocida? In Cultura Lambayeque en el Contexto de la Costa Norte del Peru, Carlos Wester and Julio Cesar Fernández, editors, pp. 107-137. Editorial ENDECOSEGE S.A. Lambayeque, Perú.

Prieto Gabriel. 2013     El espacio domestico de los pescadores del Periodo Inicial (1550-1250 a.C.) en la costa norte del Perú: un estudio preliminar desde el sitio Pampas Gramalote, valle de Moche. ARKINKA 207: 90-99.

Prieto Gabriel. 2013     Apuntes etnográficos de algunos pueblos de pescadores tradicionales del Norte Chico y la Costa Norte del Peru. NOSOTROS. Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de Trujillo V(6): 140-191.

Prieto Gabriel. 2011     Las fiestas anuales y quinquenales de la Virgen Candelaria del Socorro de Huanchaco: expresión religiosa de los pescadores de la Costa Norte del Perú. Arqueología y Sociedad 23: 193-221.

Prieto Gabriel. 2010     Dos Forjadores de las Ciencias Sociales en el Perú: sus confrontaciones y publicaciones. Arqueología y Sociedad 22: 120-141.

Prieto Gabriel. 2008     Rituales de Enterramiento Arquitectónico en el Núcleo Urbano Moche: una aproximación desde el C.A. 27, valle de Moche. In Arqueología Mochica, Nuevos Enfoques. Luis Jaime Castillo, Helene Bernier, Gregory Lockard and Julio Rucabado, editors, pp. 307-324. Instituto Frances de Estudios Andinos and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Lima, Perú.

Prieto, Gabriel, John Verano and Nicolas Goepfert. 2017     Lluvias e inundaciones en el siglo XV de nuestra era: sacrificios humanos y de camélidos Chimu en la periferia de Chan Chan. In Actas del II Congreso Nacional de Arqueología, Vol. 1, pp. 55-65. Ministerio de Cultura del Peru, Lima.

Prieto Gabriel, Ana Cecilia Mauricio and Leonardo Arrelucea. 2015     Bibliografía General de la Cultura Lima. Boletín de Arqueología PUCP 19: 205-235.

Prieto Gabriel and Angie Burmester. 2015     El Entorno Sagrado de Chan Chan. ARKINKA 240: 96-105.

Prieto, Gabriel and Erik Maquera. 2015     La Arquitectura del sitio del Periodo Inicial de Menocucho, valle de Moche, Costa Norte del Peru ARKINKA 231: 92-101.

Prieto, Gabriel, Nicolás Goepfert, Katya Valladares and Juan Vilela. 2015     Sacrificios de Niños, Adolescentes y Camélidos Jóvenes durante el Intermedio Tardío en la periferia de Chan Chan, valle de Moche, costa norte del Perú. Arqueología y Sociedad 27: 255-296.

Prieto, Gabriel and Fernando Freire. 2013      Por la Ruta del Pescado: asentamientos y caminos prehispánicos de pescadores-mariscadores en el litoral al sur del rio Casma, costa norte del Perú. ARKINKA 213: 100-111.

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Contribution to Science


Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

2018-pr            Estudio de aplicación de técnicas laser para limpieza y restauración de bienes arqueológicos y el uso de difracción de rayos X para identificación de componentes cristalográficos que afectan las pinturas murales en la Costa Norte del Perú FONDECYT-PERU. CONTRATO N°07-2018-FONDECYT-BM-IADT-MU.

Completed Research Support (within the past three years)

2018a   Committee for Research and Exploration. National Geographic Society. Household and Embodied Lives at Huanchaco, Peru. Investigating Prehistoric Social Change through domestic and bio-archaeological studies. Grant # 305R-18.

2018b   Researcher Links Grant. British Council and CONCYTEC-Peru. Workshop on: Paleoclimate, Water Use and Environmental Phenomena in Ancient Peru and their Contemporary Impacts. Grant # 2017-RLWK9-360506125.

2018c    Brennan Foundation. Project Granted: Emerging Elites during the Salinar Period in Huanchaco, North Coast of Peru.

2016a   National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration. “Emergency excavation at the site of Huanchaquito-Las Llamas in northern coastal Peru (summer 2016)”.  Granted to Dr. John Verano as PI and Gabriel Prieto as co-director. Grant #9894-16.

2016b   National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration. “Emergency excavation at the site of Huanchaquito-Las Llamas in northern coastal Peru.” Granted to Dr. John Verano as PI and Gabriel Prieto as co-director. Grant #9830-15.