The Discovery of Ancient Pre-Inca Tombs May Change Peru's History
By: April Carson
During excavations in Peru's northern region, archaeologists discovered the bones of 29 people. One was a 13-year-old child, and another an adolescent. With the exception of one body, all bodies have survived to this day in "excellent" condition. According to experts, this find has the potential to rewrite history in the area.
Dozens of pre-Inca burials have been unearthed in Peru by archaeologists
People were sacrificed frequently in Native American cultures before the Europeans arrived and invaded America. The Aztecs, for example, had a prominent role in their society. Now that this fascinating discovery in Peru has given us additional information about those customs practiced by many civilizations many years ago, it's conceivable to do so again.
The letter D, the ceremonial center of Huaca Santa Rosa de Pucala, was constructed in the form of. According to scientists, it was built around 800-900 AD, more than a century after the Moche civilization's demise. This implies that Wari people erected the ancient temple, although little evidence has been discovered from this culture.
The Wari people were a pre-Inca Native American culture that lived in the Central Andes of Peru's southern and central coasts between 500 and 1000 AD. Each province had its own strong regional seat of governance. Women wielded power as well as men, since the king led civilization. By the year 1000, political dominance of the Wari culture had spread into the southern highlands of Peru.
This discovery is important to our understanding of ancient Peru because most cities were built by, and associated with, the Inca civilization. A Wari temple in the middle of an Incan empire would have been a political and religious affront; at minimum it would indicate that there were other dominant cultures in the area.
Moche Culture -
The Moche culture flourished from about 200 AD until around 700 AD. The intact tombs of several of its rulers, such as the Lord of Sipán (3rd century) and the Lady of Cao (5th century), are notable discoveries from this period. This culture is recognized for its great sophistication, which is demonstrated by the objects found in the tombs, including beautiful gold and silver works. In 2008, a team of archaeologists from Harvard University discovered three undisturbed tombs at Ventarron in Peru's Lambayeque Valley; it is speculated that they contain the remains of an early Moche ruler and his family. The deformed skulls and elongated craniums found in the tombs date from the same time as those found in Cerro Blanco.
29 Ancient Graves Were Discovered -
The temple was constructed by the Wari Culture, but 25 of the individuals interred were from the ancient Moche culture. They were buried in clay tombs that archaeologists discovered directly in the temple's burial chambers. Scientists also identified alpacas, llamas, and even guinea pigs among the animal bones found near by.
The Wari culture, which was previously thought to live only in the Central Andes, four of the bodies were from. Their geographic dispersion has now been broadened, allowing for a greater level of study into Lambayeque history.
Wari culture burials -
The majority of the bones belonged to Moche people, but the last four bodies were Wari sacrifices. The three children and one young person were buried just outside the temple's main entrance. According to experts, all of the fatalities were local.
Scientists have identified alpacas, llamas, and even guinea pigs among the animal bones found near by.
The Wari culture, which was previously thought to live only in the Central Andes, four of the bodies were from. Their geographic dispersion has now been broadened, allowing for a greater level of study into the lives of the mysterious Wari people.
The discovery is considered significant because it changes Peruvian history, adding to its timeline a culture which was previously believed to have been limited in time and space.
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