The Public Library of Science is considered the world’s largest scholarly journal, and they recently published the work on Peru’s mass child sacrifice site.
The research, led by professor Gabriel Prieto from the National University of Trujillo, alongside Tulane University’s anthropology professor, John Verano, began in 2011.
“The article published in the Public Library of Science presents the science behind the discovery for the first time, according to a news release”, you can read in Nola.
The findings from excavations revealed hundreds of buried bodies in an area of approximately 700 square meters. It “included the remains of 140 children and 200 young llamas at the Huanchaquito-Las Llamas site”, Nola informed.
Verano told Tulane that these findings open a new chapter in studying the practice of child sacrifice in the ancient world.