Photographer's Note

This is a large building at the fabulous mountain-top ceremonial site of Marcahuamachuco, located near Huamachuco. Unfortunately, I am not sure just what this building is, or what the site as a whole means, even though I went through it with my M.A. supervisor (you can see him talking to a group of people just below the tall wall on the right), who, along with his wife, is/are the archaeologists who have studied this site a great deal. Since he was showing a group of Peruvians around, and since my Spanish was especially bad in the early days of my trip (when we visited the site), I am not sure what he was saying. He only occasionally got the chance to pass me a comment. But yeah, just remember that while Machu Picchu is a very beautiful site, it was not super important, and there is a great deal of amazing archaeology all over the entire country of Peru...

Una grande edificio del sitio archaeologico de Marcahuamachuco, en un lugare cerca el pueblo de Huamachuco. No se por que este edifico es aqui. Y yo soy una archaeologico, pero todovia no habla espańol muy bien. Yo fue este sitio con mi profesora, y el haceis mucos investigaciones del sitio, pero el solo hables en espańol con gentes desde Huamachuco quando visitamos este sitio...

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