Proyecto Arqueológico Haciendas de Nasca (Haciendas of Nasca Archaeological Project)
From the research group: "the first archaeological project in Peru to focus on the material culture of the African-descendant population. It was designed to investigate the past of the haciendas of the region of Nasca and Palpa, making possible a connection between the academic public and the descendant communities.
Specifically, we investigate the history and archaeology of the former Jesuit vineyard haciendas of San Joseph de la Nasca (now the town of San José, District of El Ingenio) and San Francisco Xavier de la Nasca (now San Javier, District of Changuillo), and all of their former annexes in the region.
Until Peru’s abolition of slavery in 1854, the majority of the workers at these estates were enslaved Africans and their descendants."