Archaeologists from Florida Atlantic University´s Harbor Branch have unearthed new ancient artifacts in the north of Peru that are reported to be around 15,000 years old. These artifacts were discovered in the Chicama Valley of the La Libertad region in one of the oldest temples in Peru, the Huaca Prieta.
The Huaca Prieta temple is said to have been built between 3500 and 1800 B.C. However, these newly discovered artifacts help to support the developing theory that life in the region began even earlier than many originally thought.
Furthermore, these artifacts also demonstrate the presence of a much more complex society than previously thought. According to James M. Adosicio, a researcher on the team that uncovered the artifacts, the different things they discovered reveal a civilization with advanced technology and the need for social structure.
Additionally, these artifacts also back the idea that life in Peru developed faster on the coast than in the mountains.