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Inca site discovered by villagers in Peru

A previously unknown remote Inca site has been found by villagers living in Peru's southern rainforest. Joined by local authorities, villagers headed to La Convencion Provincial Municipality in order to report the find. According to locals, remains were found on September 9 while grazing animals near the Megantoni National Sanctuary. Presented as evidence,

1,000-year-old sacrificial victims found in Peru

The remains of nine men ritually killed 1,000 years ago has been found in Peru. The team of Japanese and Peruvian archaeologists found the remains of nine men who were sacrificed as part of a ritual. In a separate area, they discovered a tomb believed to have belonged to an elite

Circular wall found in Peru

Archaeologists working in Peru have uncovered a 3,000-year-old circular wall in the suburbs of Cusco. Experts from the Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco (DDCC) have unearthed architectural ruins dating back over 3,000 years in Marcavalle archaeological area, located in South-Andean Cusco region. The finds include a 7-meter-diameter circular wall made of stone

7,000-year-old high altitude site found in Peru

A new site found 12,500 feet above sea level in Peru suggests that hunter-gatherers lived at that elevation year-round. In the Andes Mountains of Peru, the air is gaspingly thin, the climate harsh. Now archaeologists have evidence that humans lived there full-time at least 7,000 years ago, making themselves at home

Stone floor and ritual vessel found at Machu Picchu

A stone floor and fragmented ritual vessel have been found at Machu Picchu. In a passage behind the “water mirrors” (recinto de espejos de agua), researchers at the Ministry of Culture have revealed a stone paved floor and, at one of its corners, a vessel that would have been used to

Ice Age camp found in Peru

A campsite dating back 15,000 years has been found in Northern Peru. About 600 kilometers north of Lima, an imposing earthen mound looms over the sea. People began building the ceremonial structure, called Huaca Prieta, about 7800 years ago. But according to a new study, the true surprise lies buried deep

Peruvian geoglyphs mapped

Dozens of geoglyphs found in southern Peri have now been mapped. Dozens of circular geoglyphs, some comprising several intertwined rings, have been identified and mapped near the ancient Peruvian town of Quilcapampa, revealing that these earthen designs were created near ancient pathways used for trade. Geoglyphs are designs, which often form shapes

Peruvian fabric dates back 6,200 years

A scrap of indigo-dyed fabric found in Peru has been dated back to 6,200 years ago. The oldest indigo-dyed fabric ever found has been discovered in Peru, pushing back the use of this blue coloring to at least 6,200 years ago. Previously, the oldest sample of blue-dyed fabric dated to around 4,400