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37 pre-Inca tombs discovered in Peru

37 pre-Inca tombs, dating between 800 and 1445 A.D., have been found in Southern Peru.

Archaeologist Gladys Barreto, who was hired by the Boca del Río consortium to be in charge of executing the construction, said that half of the found tombs contain the remains of children. Also discovered were ceramics, symbolic depictions of boats, wooden harpoons and copper hooks.

Barreto believes that the remains are from the period known as the Late Regional Development and are evidence for the exchange between the cultures on the coast and those in the Andean valleys in the Tacna sierra.

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Story: | Photo: Ernesto Suarez, El Comercio

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