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A 4,750-year-old Megalithic Stone Plaza in the Andes Discovered by Anthropologists

Two anthropology professors from the University of Wyoming have uncovered one of the oldest circular plazas in the Andean region of South America, showing monumental megalithic architecture. Located at the archaeological site of Callacpuma in the Cajamarca basin of northern Peru, the plaza is constructed with large vertically positioned megalithic stones, a construction method never […]

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Researchers find astronomical alignments in the pre-Inca archaeological site of El Paraíso in Peru

El Paraíso is an important archaeological site from the Late Archaic Period (3500-1800 BCE) located in the Chillón River Valley on the central coast of Peru. Recent investigations have uncovered astronomical alignments in structures associated with this pre-Inca site, suggesting the presence of ancient astronomical and calendrical knowledge. Researchers Robert Benfer, Ivan Šprajc, and others […]

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Inca Quarries and the extensive Network of Roads and Trails that connected them discovered in Peru

The Ministry of Culture of Peru announced that the specialized personnel of the Qhapaq Ñan Project – National Headquarters has identified two Inca quarries, along with their respective workshops, located in the hills of Quilmaná and Cerro Quinta Freno in the province of Cañete, Lima region. From these quarries, blocks would have been supplied for […]

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Through speed and skill, the Chasquis couriers linked all corners of the Inca Empire

Similar to what happened before with Rome and later with the famous Pony Express in the American Far West, the expansion of the Inca Empire owed much to the development of an extraordinary road network that facilitated communication between different points of Tahuantisuyo and Cuzco with astonishing speed, allowing for prompt action. However, in the […]

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73 Intact Burials with 1000 Year Old Mummies with Masks and “False Heads” Discovered in Peru

Archaeologists in Peru have made an incredible discovery – 73 burial bundles from the Wari Empire period found undisturbed at the archaeological site of Pachacamac, near Lima. The bundles contained mummified remains, some with exquisitely carved wooden masks and ceramic “false heads”. This find provides new insights into the Wari culture and how they prepared […]

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A new type of settlement from the Wari Empire period in Peru discovered by archaeologists

This result was achieved through excavations carried out at the end of 2022 as part of the La Puntilla Archaeological Research Project by a research team from Barcelona Autonomous University. Since 2005, the team has been conducting fieldwork in the El Trigal sites, along the Aja River, on the northern slope of the La Puntilla […]