Tuesday, February 26, 2008
A view of the ruins of Sechin Bajo, that was built 5,500 years ago, after it was discovered in Casma...
- Archeologists Find 5,500 Year Old Plaza in Peru (Reuters, Marco Aquino and Terry Wade)
- Ruins of 5,500 Year Old Plaza Found in Peru (RIA Novosti)
- Plaza in Peru may be the America's oldest urban site (Los Angeles Times, Patrick J. McDonnell) "An ancient stone plaza unearthed in Peru dates back more than five millenniums and is the oldest known urban settlement in the Americas, according to experts here. Archaeologists say the site, uncovered amid a complex of ruins known as Sechin Bajo, is a major discovery that could help reshape their understanding of the continent's pre-Columbian history. Carbon dating by a German and Peruvian excavation team indicates that the circular plaza is at least 5,500 years old, dating to about 3,500 BC, said Cesar Perez, an archaeologist at Peru's National Institute of Culture who supervised the dig. That would make it older than the Great Pyramid of Giza."
- See also on YouTube Las Ruinas de Sechin Bajo