What is unique about this discovery is that the Spaniards never arrived at this region where the remains were found: Pucará. “The Pucará resisted the conquistadors for six decades”, La Nación explained, one of the reasons “the scientists believe that the young woman could have taken refuge there during a period of maximum political tension”, they continued.
“The Pucará was the capital of this Inca province,” Otero explained, “although [the search for human remains from that era] is not our priority (…) this discovery gives a lot of information about the fall of the empire that extended from the south of Colombia to Santiago de Chile”, she continued.
So far, more than 20 scientists have worked on these findings and have put together an exciting puzzle based on different key elements.
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