Dr Alexander Herrera Wassilowsky

Dr Alexander Herrera Wassilowsky

Dr Herrera Wassilowsky knows all of Colombia`s archaeological parks and is well acquainted with the material culture of the broader region, regularly leading study trips, directing research on collections, and bringing together artists and scholars at learned meetings.

A Cambridge graduate, he specialises in the prehistory of the central Andes region from a socio-ecologic perspective, having conducted field research in Bolivia, Peru and Colombia.

He is currently writing Water Ancestors and Memory, a summary of 15 years’ work on the technical and symbolic dimensions of water management. He has also been working to apply knowledge derived from ancient techniques to rural development today.


  • Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Girton 2000

Associated trips

Saturday, 10 November 2018 to Friday, 23 November 2018
Diversity and Civilisation