Mike Ruggeri's Norte Chico (Peru) World Magazine

By Michael Ruggeri | The story of the oldest cultures, sites and cities in the New World in very ancient Peru. The earliest pyramids in the world, the earliest monumental architecture in the Americas: Norte Chico, Caral. Aspero, Bandurria, Chankillo, Ventarron, Sechin Bajo, Supe, Pacopampa, Chinchorro, Chavin.

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

The New World’s First Monumental Civilization

Before the great pyramids arose on the ancient Giza Plateau in Egypt, thousands of miles to the west a thriving ancient civilization began …

MIKE RUGGERI'S ANCIENT PERU

The 5,000-year-old Pyramid City of Caral

It is widely taught in the field of ancient history that Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and India, gave rise to the first civilizations of mankind. …

The 7,000-Year-Old Chinchorro Mummies of the Andes

The mummies of ancient Egypt are arguably the most famous mummies in the world. They are not, however, the oldest that we know of. The Chinchorros of …

Ancient Caral civilisation: 3,800-year-old statuettes of priestess and politicians discovered in Peru

Three statuettes created Peru's ancient Caral civilisation have been discovered by archaeologists, depicting political leaders and a priestess.<p>The …

Aspero

<b>Aspero</b> is a well-studied Late Preceramic site of the ancient Norte Chico civilization, located at the mouth of the Supe river on the north-central …

Mesoweb Reports

In April of 2001, Mesoweb reported on the South American site of , which had been radiocarbon dated to 2627 B.C. Although far afield from Mesoweb's …

Archaeology

Norte Chico civilization

For other uses, see Norte Chico (disambiguation).<p>The <b>Norte Chico civilization</b> (also <b>Caral</b> or <b>Caral-Supe civilization</b>)[NB 1] was a complex pre-Columbian …

BBC News | SCI/TECH | Oldest city in the Americas

An ancient city in what is now Peru was built at the same time as the great pyramids of Egypt, archaeologists have revealed.<p>New evidence indicates the desert site at Caral, on the slopes of the Andes, was built between 2,600 BC and 2,000 BC.

With Climate Swing, a Culture Bloomed in Americas

Photo Gallery: Explore the Excavation Site<p>Along the coast of Peru, a mysterious civilization sprang up about 5,000 years ago. This was many centuries before the Incan Empire. Yet these people were sophisticated. They cultivated crops and orchards. And they built huge monuments of earth and …

Archaeology

First Andes civilisation explored

<b>An ancient civilisation was flourishing in Peru over 5,000 years ago, making it the oldest known complex society in the Americas, Nature magazine has reported.</b><p>Archaeologists used radiocarbon dating to chart the rise and fall of the little known culture, which reigned over three valleys north of …

The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions

Answered<p>In Personal Finance<p>What are the 5Cs of credit?<p>  5 C's of Credit refer to the factors that lenders of money evaluate to determine credit …

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Norte Chico and a Late Preceramic Peruvian native silver trade?

<i>Did the earliest major ‘pristine civilisation’ in South America, the Late Archaic Caral-Supe / Norte Chico culture, control trade in native silver</i> …

Archaeology

Peruvian Pyramid Older Than Egypt, Civilization Rivals Sumerians In Age, 1200 Years Without War | Science and Technology

<b>Story Views</b><p>The lost Pyramids of Caral are older than suspected, construction began in 3000 B.C (300-400 years before the people of Kemet, Egypt began …

Caral: the oldest town in the New World

Caral: the oldest town in the New World<p><i>In 2001, the oldest town in South America was officially announced. Dating to 2600 BC, it pushed back the date</i> …

Archaeology

The Caral Figurines | ...en Perú - Travel Culture History News

The first civilizations in the Americas had their origins in the northern coastal valleys of the Peruvian coast, thousands of years before the Olmecs …

Archaeology

Caral

This article is about the archaeological site. For the civilisation it belonged to, see Norte Chico civilisation.<p><b>Caral</b>, or <b>Caral-Chupacigarro</b>,[1] was …

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES PART 1: THE DAWN OF URBANIZATION

<i>The following is the first of a series of articles on Peru’s history, incorporating stories from the Peruvian Times archives, as well as links to</i> …

South America

Peru: Caral - cradle of American civilisation - Irina Nazarova

<b>Caral - cradle of American civilisation</b><p>Irina Nazarova, Peru<p>January, 2007<p>It is very difficult for a contemporary human to believe that the history of …

Archaeology

Caral

More recently, a December 2004 article by Haas, Creamer, and Alvaro Ruiz reported an additional ninety-five radiocarbon dates from thirteen Late …

Archaeology

Showdown at the O.K. Caral

Caral’s first rulers must have been supremely obstinate. To build a city on a continent that may never have seen one before, to create a community …

Archaeology

Ancient Peru: The First Cities

<i>The expansive, culturally rich civilizations that existed in the Americas at the time of European contact came as a great surprise to the early</i> …

Archaeology

Peru's Ancient Solar Observatory

From the Trenches - New World's Earliest Mural

New World's Earliest Mural<p>Volume 61 Number 2, March/April 2008<p>by Angela M. H. Schuster<p><i>Ancient paintings, ritual fires, and rare birds are found in</i> …

Archaeology