Let The Water Flow Osu 2010

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Let The Water Flow Osu 2010

  1. 1. Let the Water Flow!<br />How a Peruvian community united with university students from the US to build a potable water system<br />by Brian Billman<br />Associate Professor, Anthropology, UNC<br />President, MOCHE, Inc.<br />2:30 Friday, February 19th<br />Independence Hall, Rm 100 <br />This is the story of how an archaeological research project on irrigation and the origins of the Moche state (AD 200–700) on coast of Peru led to community efforts to build a safe drinking-water system for 300 people, protect an important archaeological site, and teach US university students about the lives of the working poor in Peru. <br />

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