Pucará overview (Barbara Carbajal)
Pucará overview (photo by Barbara Carbajal)

The archaeological site of Pukara is located in the modern town of Pucará, which is a community of a few thousand Quechua-speaking residents who farm (mostly tubers and quinoa), raise livestock (cattle, sheep, llamas and alpacas), and produce well-known pottery and textiles. The inhabitants of Pucará have been gracious hosts and active participants in the Pukara Archaeology Project since its first field season in 2000 and we look forward to many more years of community engagement and collaboration.