What’s lies beneath the floating islands of Lake Titicaca? Apparently, a few items that belonged to the Tiahuanaco culture..
After a series of underwater investigations, archaeologists discovered at the bottom of Lake Titicaca remains of a culture that existed before the Incas. They also determined that they were the first to make offerings with ceramics, sacrifices and ornaments in this place.
“Although the Incas dominated almost the entire South American continent, another culture before them conquered Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Chile, and settled on Lake Titicaca”, said RPP Noticias. These were the Tiahuanaco and they revered deities on Isla del Sol, according to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
The team of researchers, headed by Christophe Delaere, an archaeologist at the University of Oxford, made underwater archaeological excavations in the Khoa Reef. For this, they used a three-dimensional underwater sonar and photogrammetry to scan and map the area, as well as dredging a region in order to excavate the sediment.
Among the findings there were incense burners, juvenile sacrificed llamas and gold ornaments.
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