Excavators found remains of a Peruvian weaver at the oldest archaeological site (huaca) in Lima. Other findings include clay figures and food waste dating back to more than 3,500 years ago.

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Archaeological works also unearthed a ceremonial facility with four holes for fire.

The discovery took place in January, when Lima celebrated its 481st foundation anniversary. That day, an anthropomorphic figure was found a few kilometers north of the city’s main square between the districts of San Martin de Porres and Ventanilla.

According to Cecilia Aguilar, head of the Huaca Paraiso archaeological project, the figure was dug from the ground at Huaca El Paraiso, an archeological site from the pre-ceramic period that was occupied from 4,200 years ago until the time the artifact belongs.

The technique used to create the object is pretty similar to the one developed in the early ceramic period, but still depicts the iconography from the previous period.

In addition, Aguilar points out its similarity with the findings in the most popular site at that time: Caral.

The most interesting part of the find, however, is the tomb of a 35-year-old woman that is thought to have died after she was hit on the face.

Different objects were found near her body, leading archaeologists to presume she was a weaver.

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Source: Andina News