June 10, 2015

Three Caral Era Figurines Found in Peru

Three terracotta figurines depicting leaders and a priestess from the Caral civilization have been found in Peru. They date 20 1800 BCE. They were found in a basket of reeds tied with cotton. They were arranged for ,ooking at each other. Two female heads were also found wrapped in tissue, and covered with colored feathers, possibly macaw feathers.

The International Business Times has the most striking photos of these statuettes:

Mike Ruggeri’s Norte Chico (Peru) World Magazine

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Andean News on Tumblr

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s