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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

4,500-year-old burial of woman found in Peru

Archaeologists have unearthed the 4,500-year-old remains of a high-status woman in Peru, near the ancient city of Caral. “This find shows evidence of gender equality, that is, both women and men were able to play leading roles and attain high social status more than 1,000 years ago,” Shady underlined. The funerary objects

Intact Pacopampa tomb found in Peru

An intact Pacopampa tomb containing the remains of two high priests has been found in Peru. One of the individuals was buried with a necklace of 13 oval-shaped gold beads engraved with figure-eights, while the second was accompanied by the Serpent-Jaguar bottle, which measures 20 centimeters (8 inches) and has a

New geoglyphs discovered in Nazca, Peru

3D scanning technology has been used to reveal 24 additional geogylphs in Nazca, Peru, some of which date back between 400-200 B.C. Most of the lines are heavily eroded, making them difficult to make out with the naked eye, but the researchers used equipment including a 3-D scanner to sketch out

3,800-year-old statuettes found in Peru

Three 3,800-year-old statuettes have been found in a reed basket in northern Peru. The mud statuettes were found inside a reed basket in a building at the ancient city of Vichama in northern Peru, which is today an important archaeological site. The ministry said they were probably used in religious rituals performed