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Published on : Friday, November 27, 2015
Archaeologist Isabel Flores, director of the program in Huaca Pucllana, a ceremonial complex in Miraflores district said that “There are four human burial sites, for adult individuals, three women and one man, who lived between the years 1000 to 1450,”
The find confirms the presence of the Ichma culture in Lima. The civilisation existed around 1000 and was over by the 1450 as Inca civilization began to spread.
There may be more tombs believe archeologists who have been researching the site for more than three decades.
The tombs featured seated remains, looking toward the sea, wrapped up in textile and hand-woven natural materials alongside offerings such as ceramics and weaving tools.
“So this is the first district in the country that has more than 1,500 years of known history to date,” added Flores, who also runs the Huaca Pucllana Museum.
In Lima alone, there are some 350 “huacas,” the indigenous Quechua-language word for these ceremonial complexes, most of which predate Spanish colonization.