As part of its recovery efforts and enhancement of archaeological sites, Autopista del Norte, presented the book “Rescate arqueológico parcial en Manchán” (Partial Archaeological Rescue in Manchán), research that provides greater knowledge about the way of life of the ancient inhabitants of this area, located in the province of Casma, department of Ancash, on the north coast of Peru.
This publication, prepared by the archaeologists of the consultancy Qetzal at the request of Autopista del Norte and with the support of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, originates in the archaeological rescue project derived from the construction of the Casma avoidance path, belonging to the Road Network 4
The book is divided into four volumes and contains the preliminary results of research studies of human skeletal remains, archaeological findings, textiles, ceramics, roads, architecture and farming systems found in this area, whose occupational evidence dates from the end of the Intermediate Horizon (Casma Inciso), Late Intermediate (Chimú, Chimú-Casma) and Late Horizon (Inca).
It is worth mentioning that during the construction process of Road Network 4, Autopista del Norte carried out four archaeological rescues: Cerro La Virgen (Huarmey), Manchán (Casma), Cerro Nepeña (Santa) and Cerro La Horca (Barranca). The results of the first were published in the book “Archaeological Rescue in ‘La Virgen’, home of farmers and fishermen”, in 2014.
These publications represent an effort by Autopista del Norte and the Ministry of Transport and Communications to disseminate and value the archaeological and cultural heritage found in this road concession.