Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Anthropology

Description

In conjunction with the Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training program at San Diego State University, three Linfield students contributed to the ongoing Peru Ethnomedical Project in Trujillo, Peru by:

  1. Conducting surveys in two neighborhoods on the edge of the city;
  2. Creating a medicinal plant garden in the Chan Chan archaeological site museum.

Surveys conducted in Moche, Trujillo were part of a larger study supervised by anthropologists Douglas Sharon and Thomas Love. The research aims to evaluate the usage of medicinal plants in rural and urban Peruvian communities. Linfield’s contribution focused on the creation of the medicinal garden to serve as a community model and educational program. The overall purpose of the 2015 summer faculty collaborative project was to:

  • Preserve the knowledge of these practices;
  • Analyze the plant properties;
  • Publish the information;
  • Provide the community with a garden that reflects the commonly used plants;
  • Educate new generations;
  • Bring back and apply this knowledge in the Linfield community.

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Cultural Preservation of Ethnomedicine in Peru

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

In conjunction with the Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training program at San Diego State University, three Linfield students contributed to the ongoing Peru Ethnomedical Project in Trujillo, Peru by:

  1. Conducting surveys in two neighborhoods on the edge of the city;
  2. Creating a medicinal plant garden in the Chan Chan archaeological site museum.

Surveys conducted in Moche, Trujillo were part of a larger study supervised by anthropologists Douglas Sharon and Thomas Love. The research aims to evaluate the usage of medicinal plants in rural and urban Peruvian communities. Linfield’s contribution focused on the creation of the medicinal garden to serve as a community model and educational program. The overall purpose of the 2015 summer faculty collaborative project was to:

  • Preserve the knowledge of these practices;
  • Analyze the plant properties;
  • Publish the information;
  • Provide the community with a garden that reflects the commonly used plants;
  • Educate new generations;
  • Bring back and apply this knowledge in the Linfield community.

 

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