Instituto de Investigaciones Arqueológicas y Museo, Universidad Católica del Norte

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The Instituto de Investigaciones Arqueológicas y Museo in San Pedro de Atacama is a research institute of the Universidad Católica del Norte, centered on the archaeological museum and collections excavated and collected by Gustavo Le Paige during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The Institute is dedicated to engaging in research on the archaeology and anthropology of the human societies that inhabited the San Pedro de Atacama oases and their relationships with neighboring areas, including the Bolivian altiplano, northwest Argentina and the Chilean coast. The Institute houses one the largest archaeological collections in the country and is home to research conducted by a global scientific community.