Pampas Gramalote in National Geographic

In September, National Geographic reported on the discovery of an ancient mass grave of children and llamas uncovered by Yale archaeologist Oscar Gabriel Prieto and his team in Pampas Gramalote, Peru. Prieto is the most recent recipient of an SPI grant, with which he’ll be able to implement our paradigm for preservation, which uniquely focuses on the people of the local community, not just the stones of the nearby archaeological site (as most other preservation efforts do).

Check out National Geographic’s extraordinary photos of the mass grave here:

Check back in for updates on our project at Pampas Gramalote! We’ll be posting on Facebook ( and Twitter (SPInitiative) as well!

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