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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:07 PM

Archaeologists unearth 3,800-year-old wall relief in Peru


Wall carvings were found in what was once a fishing city of the Caral civilization, the oldest in the Americas. The relief is thought to symbolize a period of drought and famine brought on by climate change.



Archaeologists discovered an ancient wall relief in Peru, belonging to the oldest civilizations in the Americas, news agency Andina reported on Thursday. The wall is approximately 3,800 years old and portrays snakes and human heads.

One meter (3.2 feet) high and 2.8 meters long, the wall relief was discovered in the sea-side archaeological site of Vichama, 110 kilometers (68 miles) north of Peru's capital, Lima.

The Vichama site is one of the excavation points of the recently discovered Caral civilization, also known as Norte Chico, and has been explored by archaeologists since 2007.



Aereal view of the Caral Archeological Area in the Supe valley

The Caral civilization is 5,000 years old, making it the oldest civilization in the Americas, and flourished at the same time as the thriving Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Chinese civilizations. The Caral people lived in the Supe Valley along the north-central coast of Peru.

More:
https://www.dw.com/en/archaeologists-unearth-3800-year-old-wall-relief-in-peru/a-45112955



Anthropology:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/12294047

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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:28 PM

1. Thanks for posting

Great read!

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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:37 PM

2. Many more images of the existing remnants of the ancient city of Caral:

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