13:23 | Chiclayo (Lambayeque region), Dec. 22.
The most important milestones for Peruvian archaeology were registered in the Lambayeque region. Without a doubt, one of them was the discovery of tombs containing remains of Sipan’s Mochica elite members.
According to Carlos Aguilar Calderon, head of the Executive Unit 005 Naylamp-Lambayeque, this extraordinary event is a milestone in the Peruvian archeology, and has international implications.
The impact was such that it has been felt throughout the world for decades and is still drawing comments.
“Things have clearly changed. The Mochica history’s perspective has reached a turning point, cultural tourism has expanded and a number of elements we know have raised, thus generating a significant economy activity in Lambayeque and the country,” he pointed out.
Another milestone was the discovery of Sican tombs in 1991 and 1992.
“We have to admit investigations have helped understand this society from the approach of precious metal objects, the burial paraphernalia, and their content and meaning in life. Lambayeque’s archaeology was strengthened after these incidents and scientific research of archaeological monuments acquired a connotation that has enhanced its authors and enriched knowledge of pre-Columbian cultures,” he claimed.
Other highlights include findings under the Tucume Archaeological Project, a one-of-a-kind proposal that has drawn extraordinary results since 1988, when Thor Heyerdahl, Daniel Sandweiss and Alfredo Narvaez started one of the pioneering and more successful projects on the coast of Peru.