Archaeologists discovered a paved area and a ritual vessel during excavations of the Inca citadel at Machu Picchu, Peru.
Excavations in the area behind the area of “water mirrors” (recinto de espejos de agua) unearthed a stone paved floor and, at one of its corners, a vessel that would have been used to make offerings. The vessel seems to be a pot with a pointed base. The evidence suggests that after the offering was made, a ritual burning was performed. The artefact is not yet dated but the analysis is scheduled.
(after Verónica Isabel Calvo Niño & Living in Peru)