Giancarlo Marcone is a Peruvian anthropologist/archeologist, with a PhD from The University of Pittsburgh. His work is based principally in the study of long trajectories of human development in the Peruvian central coast. In his research, he is crossing fields among anthropology, archaeology, history and geography. His work has been published in journals and books in Peru, Spain and the US. Doctor Marcone has over 20 years of teaching experience in several universities and colleges in Peru, the US and Colombia.
Presently, he is the head of the biggest Peruvian cultural project, the Qhapaq Ñan project, which is charged with the preservation, investigation and management of the Inca road, looking to develop sustainable, local and grounded initiatives. During his tenure, the project has had an impact not only at the national level, where the project is pushing the boundaries of heritage management, but also in the international arena. The Peruvian experience is to propose as a model for a collaborative, communal and participative action of heritage management.