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Bradley Parker Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Associate professor of history Dr. Bradley Parker has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue his archaeological work on Inca and Wari Imperialism in Ayacucho, Peru. 

Dr. Parker's work has uncovered new data which challenges previous scholarship on these pre and post-colonial empires and the way they operated over large areas of land. His research asserts that "empire" in this context consisted of communication and transportation networks connecting small groups over large, uninhabited areas. His 3-year grant award will allow his team to conduct further archaeological surveys and continue mapping via drone technology.

“As a field archaeologist, I spend a lot of my time dreaming about what I would like to do in the field and a lot more of my time raising money to do so. This grant will allow me to focus on the fieldwork, carry out the operations I need to complete, and bring the emerging data to publication,” Parker stated.  “It is also instrumental to the University of Utah’s goal of internationalization as it will allow me to take students into the field and will help me foster the relationships I am building with a number of Peruvian museums and universities.”

Congratulations to Dr. Parker for his outstanding work!


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