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St. Norbert College professor receives a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship

From St. Norbert College, December 14, 2005
by Meredith Meier,, (920) 403-3089

DE PERE: St. Norbert College assistant professor of Anthropology, Sabine Hyland, has received a year long National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to write a book about the history of the Chanka people, an indigenous group in South America.

Hyland received the fellowship after five years of research and numerous visits to the Peruvian Andes. While in South America, Hyland conducted an archaeological survey of the Chanka heartland, interviewed Chanka leaders, and studied hundreds of unpublished documents, most of which were at least three hundred years old. In the course of her research, Hyland also discovered more than seven hundred archaeological sites, including the lost Chanka city located on the top of a mountain with an altitude of 14,000 feet.