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Pre-Hispanic bones found in Peru

11-26-2012 09:13 BJT

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Archaeologists working at Peru's Machu Picchu have unearthed four bodies at the famed site. These include remains thought to be from an ancient tribe that ruled over the region before the mighty Incas.

The four bodies were found in ancient caves believed to be used for funerary rites. Three of them date back to the Inca period of 1300 to 1500 A-C-E. The fourth is believed to belong to the pre-Incan Killke culture of 700 A-C-E. The fourth set of bones was found in another area of Machu Picchu. That’s why experts believe they’re from a pre-Incan Killke tribe.

The well-preserved remains feature intact skulls. Experts will continue investigations to determine their exact age and to try to reveal further insights into Peru’s mysterious pre-Hispanic age.



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