oh i see, in 2008 they excavated
the plaza, and with german funding were able to carbon date it. its a
shame that so many c14 dates were made there, when so many other sites that
may be older have not been tested. any of the elongated trepanated
skulls that were found would likely date to 10,000 bce. several of these
were found on the south coast. peru is so old, that even these were late
comers. sacsayhuaman is over 40,000 years old, said cayce, and may have
bones or charcoal insitu to prove it.
the ancient plazas should be
excavated deeper, for in the americas, cities were built over earlier
sites. the plazas of cuzco offer exciting possibilities.
michael, i plan to stay at
barranca, casma, trujillo, and chiclayo, as hubs to see the ruins
nearby. am i missing something important, that should be added to cover
the north coast? i realize that i cant see everything on one trip, but i
dont want to miss truly important sites that lie along my route. with
limited time, funds, and endurance, there must be compromises.
stan, i still hope to spend a few
days at cuenca, if possible. so i may add tumbes and machala as
waypoints. maybe i will visit the field of stone chairs, if i can
remember where it is located. much depends on how well i budget my days
enroute. i just got my yellow fever shot, so may try to visit the
shamans east of piura for the vision vine ceremony. that may require 2
days, so remains uncertain. i will get near eten, where the chimu
language is still spoken by some, so may look around there. esmeraldas
is so far north in ecuador, and so few interesting relics can be seen by
the public, that i may have to leave that area for a future trip.
Original Message -----
Friday, August 17, 2012 5:55 PM
Re: [Precolumbian_Inscriptions] sechin
We have been taking people to see the art in stone since the 80s.
It is the oldest part that was discovered in 2008.
Kind regards from Michael White, Clara Bravo & Delicia
Cahuide 495 (Opposite Huayna Capac 542)
Urb. Santa María,
Tel +51 44
From: mike white
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 12:36
discovered in 2008, sechin near
casma peru, is now considered the oldest urban site in the americas.
its on the north coast about halfway between lima and trujilo. it
looks to be an impressive site, with lines and geoglyphs nearby. lots
of artwork cut into stone. 3500 bce
its older than caral!
hard to believe that the ruins
were unknown before 2008.
i expect to see these ruins in
backpackers often know where are
the best places to stay. its rewarding to have a beer with these
guys. for some its a lifestyle, around the globe on a