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By Michael Ruggeri | News of the Ancient Andean Civilizations; Pre-Inca to Inca

A massive geoglyph of an orca whale has been discovered in the mysterious Nazca Lines of Peru

A massive "drawing" of a killer whale has been found in the legendary Nazca Lines of Peru. It could be the oldest image ever recorded at the site.<p>In …

Archaeology

Orca geoglyph rediscovered in Peru

Orca geoglyph rediscovered in Peru: report on the rediscovery of the enormous geoglyph depicting an orca.

South America

Shellfish Diplomacy

Rose Gold Jewelry Was All the Rage with Ancient Colombians

When Apple revealed the new iPhone 8 earlier this month, some headlines focused on one question: Would it come in rose gold?<p>The pink-tinted metal is …

Archaeology

Researchers have found signs of ritual violence on skeletons from an ancient civilization in the Andes

• <b>Skeletons found at Pacopampa, the site of an ancient Andean civilization in Peru, show signs of ritual violence.</b>• <b><br>Archaeologists study violence to better understand how people in ancient societies lived and died.</b>• <b><br>In this civilization in the Andes, the researchers think elites may have used violence in</b> …

Anthropology

Pre-Incan grave with skeletons of 1,000-year-old human sacrifices found in Peru

Archaeologists in Peru have discovered tombs containing the skeletons of nine victims of human sacrifice, along with an ancient metallurgy workshop, …

Archaeology

Peru: Wood sculptures and other relics found at ancient Chan Chan

Photo: ANDINA<p>Photo: ANDINA<p>Photo: ANDINA<p>Photo: ANDINA<p>18:26.<p>Trujillo (La Libertad region), Sep. 27. Four wood sculptures —three male and one female— a …

Archaeology

El templo que cambiará la historia del cacao

Una estructura espiral cubre una tumba en la que entre otros objetos se conservan vasijas ceremoniales con restos de lo que se ha identificado como …

Peru: 3000-year-old circular stone wall found in Cusco | Noticias

The discovery confirms Marcavalle culture developed at the time when Chavin and Paracas cultures ruled Ancash and Ica regions, respectively.<p>DDCC head …

Mysterious volcano-shaped pyramid discovered in Peru hosted celebrations in honour of solar eclipses

A mysterious pyramid discovered in coastal Peru was built to resemble a volcano, archaeologists have suggested. It is possible that the structure was …

3,000-year-old copper mask found in mass grave is oldest ever discovered in South America

A delicate mask unearthed in Argentina is the oldest carefully crafted copper object ever found in South America.<p>It is a delicate find – just 1 mm …

3,500-year-old friezes discovered at Huaca Garagay in Lima, Peru

5/25/2017 06:30:00 PM<p>Lima Municipality archaeologists have found 3,500-year-old high relief polychrome friezes —similar to those of Chavin de …

Groundbreaking discovery of early civilization in ancient Peru

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY—You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it comes from the ruins of an ancient civilization inhabited by humans …

Micro-Fossils Show Moche Munched On Marine Meals

Along the north coast of Peru, the Moche people lived from around 200-800 AD. Since little is known about the kinds of food they ate, two archaeologists analyzed micro-fossils in the dental plaque of twelve skeletons to investigate whether or not their meals were marine based.<p>Presenting at last …

Anthropology

Discovery May Help Decipher Ancient Inca String Code

New clues to an old mystery about Inca writing aren't etched in stone. They're tied in knots.<p>A discovery made in a remote mountain village high in the Peruvian Andes suggests that the ancient Inca used accounting devices made of knotted, colored strings for more than accounting.<p>The devices, called …

Archaeology

New finds at the Sanctuary of Cahuachi in Peru's Nazca Valley

10/10/2016 09:00:00 PM<p>A large religious building, that the archaeologists have named the ‘South Temple’, divided from the adjacent ‘Great Temple’ by …

Dozens of Large, Mysterious Rings and Rock Piles Identified in Peru

Dozens of circular geoglyphs have been mapped by archaeologists in Peru, near the ancient town and archaeological site of Quilcapampa. The glyphs …

Oldest Indigo-Dyed Fabric Ever Is Discovered in Peru

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 …

Anthropology

Graves Hinting at Child Sacrifice Found Near Temple Ruins in Peru

Archaeologists excavating a Pre-Hispanic site in the northern Lambayeque region of Peru have recently unearthed a group of 17 graves. Both adult and …

Surprising Offering of a Hallucinogenic Cactus Discovered in Prehispanic Temple in Lima

Chuquitanta or El Paraíso (The Paradise) are the modern names for a monumental archaeological complex located in the Chillon River valley, several …

The 90ft long 'mythical beast' spotted in the Nazca desert: Mysterious new geoglyph shows giant creature sticking out its long tongue

• <b>More than 700 geoglyphs have been found in the Nazca desert, Peru</b>• <b><br>New one shows animal with a long tongue</b><b>, spotted body and many legs</b>• <b><br>A geoglyph of a</b> …

Water storage made prehistoric settlement expansion possible in Amazonia

The pre-Columbian settlements in Amazonia were not limited to the vicinities of rivers and lakes. One example of this can be found in the Santarém …

Archaeology

Did the Inca use a mysterious line of holes to collect TAX? Ancient empire may have used 6,000 pits to store and count tributes

• <b>Huge band of holes stretches several miles north from Peru's Pisco Valley</b>• <b><br>Archaeologists estimate there may be up to 6,000 of the shallow pits</b>• <b><br>Aerial</b> …

4,500-Year-Old Burial Suggests Norte Chico People of Peru Practiced Gender Equality

Thousands of years ago, people of the Norte Chico civilization (also known as Caral/ Caral-Supe) lived near the coast of Peru, apparently never …

Puzzle of the Nazca holes is solved: Ancient spirals in the Peruvian desert were used as a 'sophisticated' irrigation system

• <b>Ancient Peruvian Nazca culture built large spiraling funnels into the desert</b>• <b><br>Known as puquios, they have baffled archaeologists as to their</b> …

Revealed: The secret chamber where ancient Peruvian priests sacrificed women - then 'drank their blood'

• <b>The six women were found alongside artefacts that suggest they were from rival cultures in the north of Peru</b>• <b><br>The skulls and bodies of the women were</b> …

Lima: Remains of presumed weaver dating back to 3,500 years ago found in huaca

Archaeologists announced the discovery of a presumed <b>weaver at Lima’s oldest huaca, El Paraiso</b> (Paradise).<p>The remains were found with <b>weaving materials</b> …

Archaeology