These stones hold no promise, but salvation from forgetting.
E. Galeano - Huiztilopochco 1773
The Group of Studies of Andean Prehistory (GEPA for its initials in Spanish) was formed from the efforts of the Network of Rural Libraries of Cajamarca to recover the roots and the memory of the native communities. From its experience of the oral tradition, the GSAP undertook the task of registering the cave paintings and the iconography of Cajamarca for the urgent need to restore the links with the land and the mountains as sacred spaces, as a way to protect the mountains from the devastation in the making. This implies long processes of exploration and revival of the memories of the communities themselves, along with the recording, study and diffusion of the extraordinary sculpture bequeathed by our forefathers.