Ancient high-status burial of a woman discovered

Remains of a high-status woman buried about 4,500 years ago at the archaeological site of Aspero, being Caral civilization’s fishing town. The site is located in the Supe Puerto district, Barranca, north of Lima city. The the belonged to a 40-year-old woman.

Ancient burial site (by Andina)
Ancient burial site (by Andina)
Visualisation of the burial (by Andina)
Visualisation of the burial (by Andina)

The funerary objects surrounding the body included a pot containing vegetable fragments and seeds, a molluscs beaded necklace, a pendant made of Spondylus, and four bone broaches with bird and monkey motifs. Also a discovery of eight transverse flutes made of animal bones, placed as offerings in front of a ceremonial enclosure at the archaeological site was made.

One of artefacts found at the site (by Andina)
One of artefacts found at the site (by Andina)

(after Andina)

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