September 11, 2016

Important Tomb Find at the Chotuna-Chornancap Site in Peru

Seventeen graves of adults and children have been uncovered at the Chotuna-Chornancap in Peru. Some show possible evidence of ritual sacrifice. The remains were from the Chimu culture. Ceramic offerings were also found in the graves. The child burials were found without their feet. They may have been sacrificed to accompany the adults. At the Moche Lord of Sipan site, a grave was found of a footless warrior sacrificed to prevent him leaving a sentry position for the honored position. in 2011, archaeologists found the remains of 42 children and 76 llamas that showed signs of human sacrifice.

Ancient Origins has the report here with good photos and a video.

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Andean World

Mike Ruggeri’s Sican/Chimu Era Peru

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