Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru 1950

This is some of the earliest color footage of Machu Picchu in Cuzco, Peru taken in June and July of 1950. 
The film begins at a railroad station with people in a cattle car and men on the roof playing instruments. 
A woman spins at a busy marketplace. The camera pans a narrow steep gorge […]Read More

Dr. John Rowe interview

Interviewee: John Rowe (University of California – Berkeley) Interviewer: Charles Wagley (University of Florida) Date: April 24, 1984 Video oral history of anthropologist John Rowe conducted by anthropologist Charles Wagley. Dr. Rowe discusses the people and places that were influential in his career and his archeological fieldwork in Cuzco, Peru. Video is from the “History […]Read More

Weaving the Bridge at Q’eswachaka

“The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire” (, on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., through June 1, 2018. Every year, local communities on either side of the Apurimac River Canyon use traditional Inka engineering techniques to rebuild the Q’eswachaka Bridge. The old bridge is taken down and the […]Read More

CSU Archaeology Field School

Colorado State University Published on Jul 6, 2017 This is the 49th edition of Colorado State University’s Archaeology Field School. Members of the public are invited to join CSU students and participate in exploring an active archaeological site.Read More

UF Anthropology

UF Anthropology Students at the archaeology summer field school made an amazing find. They unearthed an African spinning wheel, only the third one ever found in the United States.Read More

1950: Reel 3: Peru : June 26-29. (1950) Watson Kintner Penn Museum Sacsuahuaman fortress wall. Indians carrying grain in stalks. Cut stone walls. Cuzco damaged buildings. Temporary huts. [3 shots] Ruined buildings. Demolition of buildings. More huts. Narrow gauge locomotive and railroad station. Indian with heavy load on back. Street scene with open gutter on left. [2:47 perf.] Boy with mandolin. Old Inca wall. […]Read More