G&A Alumna Elizabeth Cruzado co-authors article on cultural heritage and archaeology in Peru

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Cruzado (PhD LSU 2021) on the publication of her most recent article in Volume 32 of the Boletín de Arqueología de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. The special volume explores the relationships between cultural heritage and archaeological practices in Peru.

Elizabeth's article, co-authored with Peruvian educator and community activist Gustavo Valencia, unpacks the co-creative initiatives deployed in Nivin, a small community in the middle Casma Valley on the north-central coast of Peru. The educational program is having a significant impact on the preservation of the archaeological heritage and a model for other archaeologists to emulate.

The contribution is based on Elizabeth's dissertation "The Ancient Occupation of Nivín, Casma, Peru: Co-Creating Heritage in Andean Archaeology" for which she won the Josephine A. Roberts LSU Alumni Association Distinguished Dissertation Award (social sciences and humanities category).