Peru is home to the earliest known civilization in the Americas: Caral. Take a virtual visit to the UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site, not far from the capital city of Lima.
Experts place the site between 4,000 and 5,000 years old. What was once an ancient city is enormous in scale, with one of the mounds measuring 160 meters long and 18 meters high. As archaeologist Jonathan Haas remarks to Scientific American: “the size of a structure is really an indication of power… it means leaders of society were able to get their followers to do lots of work.”
Caral-Supe provides evidence that Peru’s coastline was a place where great human advancement occurred.
Caral-Supe from above
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