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Caylán Archaeological Project

Located in the Nepeña Valley (coastal Ancash), Caylán gained international recognition in the 1960s when various researchers visited the site. The size and complexity of the stone monuments helped Caylán to secure a privileged position as one of the most puzzling and important archaeological sites in the region. In 2009, an international team of archaeologists led by David Chicoine initiated the Caylán Archaeological Project, a long-term research program aimed at documenting the occupation of the site, exploring its place within regional cultural and environmental trajectories, and understanding its broader anthropological significance.