Archaeologists discover 1,000-year-old graves in Peru

(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists have found several tombs in the north of Peru that can give humanity more knowledge about the Sikan people who lived in the Pomak park.

Scientists believe that the burials appeared there in the 10th century, which indicates their more than 1000 years of age.

The find is located under the walls, which were previously discovered during excavations in Pomak. Experts have identified several skeletons, pottery and tools.

The discovery was commented on by Japanese archaeologist Go Matsumoto from Yagamata University, who discovered the artifacts as part of a research group.

“We found a cavity under the wall, so this year I returned to dig it out and see if it was a tomb. And we found a grave, and above – five more burials.

These are the resting places of babies and possibly young people. From above, we found a layer of ash, burnt earth and debris. Perhaps these are the remains of feasts, ”he explained.

At the same time, the archaeological team has not yet been able to understand why the remains found are very poorly preserved.

“We do not know why our finds were in such a bad condition, but because of this it is quite difficult to find out the exact sex and age of the buried people,” the archaeologist said.

In addition to the bodies, scientists have found several “tumi”: the so-called ritual knives, hatchets or other tools and tools that were placed in the graves along with the dead.

According to a Japanese archaeologist, the find belongs to the Lambayeque culture, which existed in Peru around the 10th century. Ceramic bottles, as well as plates, pots and metal tweezers, helped to identify belonging to the culture.


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