The Members

Thierry Jamin, President

Thierry Jamin, on the ceremonial site of Puccro. Thierry Jamin, on the ceremonial site of Puccro. (Photo: Thierry Jamin, December, 2009)

French researcher and explorer, Thierry Jamin is awarded a diploma in the universities of Tours (Second-year University Diploma of History and Geography, Bachelor of history and Geography, Master's degree in Modern History) and of Toulouse (Post-Graduate Diploma of History of Latin America) (Curriculum Vitae). Author of “L’Eldorado Inca: À la recherche de Païtiti” (Paris, novembre 2006) and of “Pusharo, la memoria recobrada de los Incas” (Lima, noviembre de 2007), he dedicates its works, since 1998, to the permanent presence of the Incas in Amazonian forest and in search of the lost city of Paititi. Thierry Jamin officialized, in September, 2006, the discovery of new petroglyphs (figures engraved in the rock) on the archeological site of Pusharo and the first Amazonian geoglyphs (huge figures engraved in the ground), never indicated previously. In autumn, 2010, he reveals the existence of around thirty archeological sites until then unknown, discovered by his team in the valleys of Lacco and Chunchusmayo, department of Cusco. His campaign of search for 2011, in the National Sanctuary of Megantoni, allowed him to accumulate new indications on the existence of a big center populating, not far from there...

José Benigno Casafranca Montes, Vice-president

José Casafranca Montes, on the occasion of a supervision on the site of Uma Pata. José Casafranca Montes, on the occasion of a supervision on the site of Uma Pata. (Photo: Thierry Jamin, October, 2011)

José is a ancient member of a special unity of intervention of the Peruvian national police force. Specialist of the fight anti terrorist in the years' 80, he fought during fifteen years against the Shining Path. He joins Thierry Jamin's team in 2009 and create with him the Inkari institute. Vice-president of the Institute, José takes care on the ground of the organization and the smooth running of base camps.

Hilbert Sumire Bustincio, Secretary

Marco Antonio Alzamora, on the road of a matsiguenga community. Hilbert Sumire Bustincio, to the inca ciudadela of Machu Picchu, in April, 2012. (Photo: Thierry Jamin, in April, 2012)

After five years of a rich collaboration with Thierry and his group, Hilbert Sumire, professional archaeologist (R.N.A. N BS-0855) and guide of tourism, eventually joined the Inkari - Cusco institute, as Secretary.

Edward Valenzuela Gil, Secretary of the public relations and of the information

Edward Valenzuela Gil, during an expedition in the valley of Chunchusmayo. Edward Valenzuela Gil, during an expedition in the valley of Chunchusmayo. (Photo: Thierry Jamin, December, 2009)

Secretary of the public relations, Edward is a manager to Cusco of the broadcasting TV company, Neviza TV (www.nevizatv.com). It is the official cameraman of the expeditions of Thierry Jamin since 2009. A quiet man and any ground ! A real professional !

Jose Martin Casafranca Medina, Vocal

José Martín Casafranca, on the ground, to Andahuaylas José Martín Casafranca, on the ground, to Andahuaylas. (Photo : José Casafranca Montes, March, 2012)

Young general practitioner, José is the "Vocal" (Speaker) of the institute. His job is very useful for our team in the implementation and in the realization of our campaigns of search on difficult ground and within the framework of the social programs developed by our NGO with the populations living in our zones of investigations.