2,800-year-old tombs found in Peru
|Pacopampa, Cajamarca [Credit: Proyecto Arqueológico de Pacobamba/Andina]|
Among the artifacts recovered in the 2,800-year-old tombs are gold lockets, pottery and stone beads, website Peruthisweek.com reported.
Pacopampa was the site of the 2009 discovery of the so-called Lady of Pacopampa, who was found buried with various artifacts. In addition to the tombs and the temple walls which have been discovered on the site, monoliths, stele and pottery have been recovered at Pacopampa.
Archaeologists believe that Pacopampa developed shortly after the Chavín culture, located in nearby Áncash. Exploration of the site is being carried in a project run jointly by San Marcos National University and the National Ethnographic Museum of Osaka, Japan.
Source: Andina [September 28, 2012]