Monday, June 16, 2008

5000-year-old anthropomorphic figures found in Huaura, Lima
In the last days, a team of archaeologists headed by Ruth Shady has discovered a number of anthropomorphic figures believed to be some five thousand years old near the district of Vegueta in the province of Huaura on the coast north of Lima.

These relics have been unearthed in the archeological site of Vichama, or "hidden city", a place that belongs to the same civilization of Caral and which is located 159 kilometers north of Lima. Caral is considered the oldest city of America with around 5000 years old.

They have two pics of the anthropomorphic figures there, plus a couple of others. I wish the basketry had a caption.