Peru 2018: Data, data, data!

Favian here again! We have finally finished all of the interviews in the community and are now in the process of completing our write-ups. This has certainly been an all group effort from conducting 100 interviews in both Huanchaco and Huanchcaquito to inputting them into a massive Google Docs spreadsheet. There were many ups and downs but working with everyone on the team surely made it easier and less daunting. Not only am I learning a lot with regards to what medicinal plants are commonly used by the communities, but also just how deep and rich the history is around the area. For example in the community of Huanchaquito there was just a site found by local archaeologists with an estimate 140 child sacrifices that brought the attention of National Geographic as the world’s largest mass sacrifice.