Hikers discovered 20 human skeletons, of which some were in black plastic bags, at a beach in Chubut Province, Southern Argentina.
Eight Peruvian pre-Hispanic artefacts were returned by the Colombian government to Peruvian officials. The artefacts belong to the Nazca, Huari and Chimú pre-Incan cultures.
Cleanup workers discovered an ancient pre-hispanic Inca altar at the Vilcanota River in the Cuzco region, south-eastern Peru.
Chilean researchers documented over 150 rock art paintings in the Coquimbo Region, South of Atacama Desert in northern Chile. Specialised digital analysis software was used to detect colours and patterns unobservable in normal conditions by human eye.
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.