chris deeply appreciates the support


Marcelino Valderamma, the director of Formas, first introduced me to Caral in 2005 and has continued to be a driving force to promote understanding of this earliest civilization. Without Marcelino’s support, there would have been no first book and Caral would not now have a comprehensive photographic survey. He continues to provide the finest guidance.

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The Universidad de San Martin de Porres, whose press is very active in both academic and general publishing, published my first book in 2008 and the second edition in 2014. I greatly appreciate the support they have afforded me over the past decade.

The University of Chicago Press has distributed Caral the First Civilization in the Americas since its first edition in 2008. We with the Caral Project appreciate the Press’s role in disseminating knowledge of Caral.