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Archeologists Find Two 1000-Year-Old Skeletons in Peru
Archaeologists uncovered the remains of a boy and an adult, estimated to be about 1,000 years old, in the midst of Peru's bustling capital in a lower part of the Maranga Archaeological Complex located in the "Parque de las Leyendas." The discovery was found within a cemetery close to the pre-Incan Huaca El Rosal temple, archaeologists said on Friday, March 2. According to local media reports, a male adult was found face down and a three-year-old boy was found with flexed legs. Archeologist Lucenida Carrion said "we find these burials, which correspond to the Lima culture, very significant. We're talking about between 300 to 700 A.D." Ceramic vessels such as pots, bowls and bottles, pans, beads and stone tools, were found close to the remains. During excavations, archaeologists found a ceramic vessel under the pelvis of the adult and two "piruros" that were used as instruments to spin by the settlers of the complex, local media reported. The newly-discovered remains will be presented to the general public at the Middendorf Museum.