July 7, 2019

Mochica Elite Female Unearthed at Lambayeque, Peru

The body was found at the site of Huaca Santa Rosa de Pucala in Lambayeque. The body dates to 900-1000 CE. The body was in an adobe walled chamber with a roof held up by carob beams, and it contained 204 pots, metal objects, decorated face neck jars, and a male companion. It is in the Mochica style despite being past the time of the Moche. This is a surprising feature.

Archaeology News network has the short report here with good photos;

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Andean News Magazine

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