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Canine and guinea pig remains found in Peru

The remains of ten dogs and two guinea pigs, and one person have been found on the grounds of the Parque de las Leyendas zoo in Lima, Peru. The discovery was made in the Huaca El Rosal –a small area made up of two trenches, 4 by 16 meters each- located

16th century guinea pig remains found in Belgium

The remains of guinea pigs have been found in Belgium, suggesting that the furry little creatures may have become fashionable pets after the Spanish conquest of Peru in 1532. The third-ever guinea pig skeleton found in a European archaeological dig confirms that these little squeakers voyaged to the Old World very