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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:17 PM

Archaeologists digging at Peru sports center uncover 11 skeletons from 2 pre-Hispanic cultures

Archaeologists digging at Peru sports center uncover 11 skeletons from 2 pre-Hispanic cultures
By Associated Press,
Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 5:32 PM

LIMA, Peru ó Archaeologists studying a small site at Peruís main sports center have dug up eight skeletons dating from at least 700 years ago and three others twice that old.

The discovery of pre-Hispanic remains was made at the Huaca Tupac Amaru B site at the National Sports Village. The 400-square-meter (yard) site sits just a few meters (feet) from the stadium where Peruís national soccer team trains.

Archaeologist Fernando Herrera, head of the project, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that three sets of remains were determined to belong to the Lima culture, which developed between A.D. 200 and 700. The eight other skeletons came from the more recent Yschma culture, between A.D. 1000 and 1400, he said.

Each skeleton was found lying on a bed of woven reeds. The bodies were tied with braided rattan and covered by one or more cloths. They were buried with ceramics, textiles, fruit tree leaves, and tools used for agriculture, he said.

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