____ Chachapoyas Peru ____
KUELAP Ruins Chachapoyas / © Davarian
Extraordinary archaeological sites, challenging mountain and cloud forest environs, and a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna privilege the Chachapoyas region.
Cultural history and
environmental science education are urgent needs
Chachapoyas is located in north central Peru on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains.|
for the people of Chachapoyas in the Amazonas Department of Peru. To bring a true sense of historic and cultural identity, and to provide economic opportunities a system must be in place to provide education and conservation awareness to the people of Chachapoyas.
The CAMAYOC Foundation Mission. Founded by Dr. Peter Lerche in 1998, the Camayoc Foundation responds to these urgent needs through lectures, educational classes, and the recent building of the Camayoc-Institute.
||Dr. Peter Lerche|
Anthropologist Peter Lerche, author, historian, explorer, and authority on the religious world of pre-Inca Chachapoya, has lived in Chachapoyas over the past 25 years. Dr. Lerche's work as Director of the Department of Conservation of Archaeological Monuments and his research studying the Chachapoyas culture have resulted in the establishment of The Camayoc Foundation.
Sarcofagos of Karajia
Clay tombs hold watch from the cliffs. Archaeological discoveries provide compelling evidence to the rich legacy of the Chachapoyan culture.
____ Expeditions ____
Participation in scientific expeditions to Amazon high jungle areas and Andean mountain regions can be arranged for members interested in rugged exploration.
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