Anthropology student awarded internship with U.S. Embassy in Peru

During the summer of 2011, second-year WSU anthropology graduate student Amy Krull was awarded an internship with the U.S. Embassy in Peru to work in museum conservation at the Museo de la Nación in Lima.

The position entailed working in the museum's conservation laboratory on a project to conserve a collection of ancient funerary bundles from Peru's central desert coast. Most of the funerary bundles contained partially mummified individuals, shell and metal artifacts and an abundance of well-preserved textiles.

Working closely with conservation professionals, Amy had the rare opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in textile conservation. While in Peru, Amy lived in a historic fishing village on the coast and she also had the chance to visit many archaeological sites in northern Peru.

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