Ancient pre-Incan city discovered high above the Zaña river

September 9th, 2009

Located between the Peruvian regions of Lambayeque and Cajamarca, the ancient site, according to famed archaeologist Walter Alva, appears to be shrouded in vegetation.

Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva, the man who has made some of the most prominent archaeological discoveries in the past decades such as the world-headlining remains of the Lord of Sipán, has received word of an exciting new discovery in the mountains of the same region.

At first glance, the site appears the belong to the Caxamarka culture, dating it as around 1000-2000 years old.

According to Alva, so far a team has only be able to verify that there are some kind of stone structures covered by vegetation.

“In November a scientific expedition will return to the site to investigate further. So far, this civilisation has not been studied in any great detail, so this will give us much to talk about in the forthcoming archaeological studies”, Alva, who is providing support to the expedition, explained.

A group of biologists and archaeologists passed through the zone in recent weeks, spending 8 days in the Cuenca Alta of the River Zaña. They report that the area is being heavily threatened by deforestation and mining.

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