February 5, 2015

Possible 3000 Year Old Writing at the Peruvian Site of Checta

El Comercio Peru reports that there is strong evidence of writing at 2200 BCE at the site of Checta, a petroglyph site
3 hours from Lima. 500 petroglyphs at the site show images and motifs from four cultural periods. The second phase from 2200-1000 BCE could be writing. The same motifs appear over a wide area for 1000 years. The designs appear to be ideographs like ancient Sumerican writing. The site is endangered by new roads leading to a mine and hew housing. Pruvian officials have not been resposive to taking steps to preserve the site.
The Bradshaw Foundation has the report here;
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/news/rock_art.php?id=Discovery-of-writing-at-Peru-s-Checta
And with a film and photos of the glyphs here;
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/peru/index.php

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