U-M doctoral student Lauren Pratt has been awarded the Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for her project on prehistoric human-environment interactions in Chachapoyas, Peru.

Lauren’s project will employ subsurface testing, archaeological excavation, and laboratory analysis to evaluate how the behaviors of hunter-gatherers in this little-studied region, at the intersection of the Amazon rainforest and Andean highlands, helped to create the conditions necessary for the rise of an agricultural complex which would feed empires.

Congratulations, Lauren!

Caption: Prehistoric agricultural terracing on a hillside, Leymebamba, Peru. 2018