April 24, 2016

Important 2500 BCE Woman’s Grave Found in Peru

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a woman in Peru buried at 2,500 BCE. With her remains were eight flutes made of animal bones, a pot with vegetable fragments and seeds, a mollusk necklace and pendant, and four brooches with bird and monkey motifs. She was found at the Caral civilization site of Aspero. The remains show motifs from both coastal and jungle animals. Her burial indicates gender equality was present in this society. Aspero has two large monumental buildings that are among the oldest in the Americas.

Ancient Origins has the report here with good photos and videos;

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Peru (5000 BC-600 BC)

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