Alexander Herrera Wassilowsky

Associate Professor
Departamento de Historia del Arte
Universidad de los Andes

Coordinating Editor the Topical Issue on Contextualising the Dead

Studies of regional settlement strategies in the central Conchucos region of northern Peru (Magister Artium FU Berlin, 1998) led him to query territory and identity as categories of archaeological investigations and address the  landscape emplacement of ceremonial and mortuary architecture across the Andes (Ph.D. University of Cambridge, 2005). Since 2006 the fluidity of territory has been focus of his work. He has conducted comparative studies of the material, technical and symblic dimensions of water management in the environs of glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca, the anthropic and wetlands of the Cordillera Negra and canal and wetland systems of Nor-Yauyos Cochas landscape reserve. This work has also addressed the rehabilitation of indigenous technologies as robust measures for climate change adaptation and rural development.

Recent publications include books on indigenous technology, archaeology and development, as well as papers on landscape and music archaeology, archaeological ethics and heritage tourism. He currently teaches archaeology in the Department of Art History of Los Andes University de los Andes, Colombia and is working on the tome volume “Water, Ancestors and Memory in the Andes”.


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