Fire and war destroys ancient Peruvian society
Published on July 27th, 2011 | by Admin0
Their results suggest Pukara waged a violent war against Taraco, possibly killing hundreds with their weapons before burning the state to the ground.
“In the century that Pukara peaked, the site of Taraco was attacked, and [it] ceased to be a political power in the region,” researcher Charles Stanish, director of UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, told LiveScience. “The inference that Pukara was responsible for the raid is extremely strong.”
Story: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience | Photo: Charles Stanish