American archaeologists in Peru discovered a piece of a 6200-year-old textile that has been dyed indigo-blue. It is believed to be one of the oldest known cotton textiles and the oldest one dyed to this colour in the world.
A site of an ancient temple at Chotuna-Chornancap, in Lambayeque region on Peru’s northern coast revealed more than 13 graves dated to 15th and 16th cent. BC. Among the graves two burials containing the remains of footless children, possibly ritually sacrificed, have been found.
Archaeologists conducting excavations at Lima’s ZOO discovered remains of over 100 dogs and humans dating back to pre-Columbian times. Some of the dogs were mummified with skin and hair still preserved.
The El Candelabro site in Peru was destroyed by a group of tourists riding motor vehicles. Paraca’s Park Rangers and the Tourism Police were able to quickly intervene and confront a group of people who were riding around in motor vehicles near the protected area.
A chamber tomb was unearthed in San José de Moro in Peru, revealing the remains of a woman who had been laid to rest with lavish offerings. She is believed to be a priestess or a queen or both of the pre-Columbian Moche civilization thriving on the northern coast of Peru.
LiDAR technology helped researchers to uncover evidence of architectural structures hidden under vegetation in the vicinity of Machu Picchu in Peru. Among the newly discovered structures are terraces and platforms and pathways of the Inca Trail stretch.
Researchers from Cusco’s Cultural Department discovered pre-Hispanic rock paintings in the area of Pachamama, near the access road that leads to Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel of dated to 15th century.
A team of Peruvian and Japanese archaeologists discovered a new geoglyph on the Nazca desert at Pampa de Majuelos. It depicts a 30-meter-long figure drawn upon the arid plateaus that would represent an animal with a long tongue.
Archaeologists focus attention on the mysterious site in Peru that consists of numerous, dense pattern of holes in the ground following a linear outline. The site, known as Band of Holes, is located in the Pisco Valley in Southern Peru.
Archaeological survey of Arequipa’s district of Ayo revealed 90 new sites. Research revealed sites dating back to the Middle Horizon period (Wari Culture, 600 AD – 1000 AD) and sites of possible subsequent occupation during Late Intermediate and Late Horizon periods.