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Huamachuco, Jul. 26 (ANDINA). Ten small human-shaped artifacts made of metal and other materials were discovered at Marcahuamachuco fortress in the Sanchez Carrion province, in northern Peru's La Libertad region.
The man-shaped artifacts feature hats, earmuffs and clothing and some of them are sitting cross-legged, said Guillermo Rebaza, head of Unidad Ejecutora Nº 007 archaeological project.
Archaeologists also unearthed laminated earrings, beads and other ornaments of what is believed to be an offering dedicated to the construction of the first tower in the area known as Las Torres.
An impressive Peruvian archeological site, Marcahuamachuco, might become the new Machu Picchu relieving pressure on the hugely popular ruins.
Guillermo Lumbreras, an archaeologist, explains that the style of these pieces features denotes a conventional society in the north, as the Moche. But you may also notice some Recuay influences and some features of Wari.
According to the director of the Executive Unit No. 006, William Rebaza, these findings give rise to a new landscape in the historical process of the area and the relationships established during the Middle Horizon.
Originally posted by Philippines
Looks fantastic. Is there any estimated time this civilization was around? I don't see dates anywhere yet