Huaricanga is a Late Archaic (3,000-1,800 B.C.) in the Fortaleza Valley of Peru. Excavations are currently underway there as part of the Huaricanga Archaeological Research Project (HARP) co-directed by Matthew Piscitelli and Carmela Alarcon. More information can be found on HARP's website: www.diggingperu.wordpress.com
Caballete is a Late Archaic (3,000-1,800 B.C.) ceremonial site in the Fortaleza Valley along the north central coast of Peru. This region, known locally as the Norte Chico ("Little North") is home to 30 Late Archaic sites, all with monumental architecture and no surface ceramics. The Norte Chico has been considered the cradle of Andean civilization.