A book containing new information about Caral, the oldest known civilization in the Americas, has been recently published in Peru.
The book was titled “Centros urbanos de la civilización Caral: 21 años recuperando la historia sobre el sistema social" (Caral Civilization Urban Centers: 21-year recovery of the history of social system).
Such reading material is on sale at different libraries, said Ruth Shady Solis, Director at Caral Archaeological Zone (ZAC), a public entity attached to the Ministry of Culture as Executing Unit 003.
Its eight chapters address excavation, research and conservation works developed by the ZAC multidisciplinary team in nine archaeological sites.
Likewise, the book contains wide information on economic, social, political and ideological aspects on the origin of such civilization, as well as archaeological discoveries.
Founded 5,000 years ago, Caral is the earliest civilization in Peru and the Americas. It was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2009.
The book was edited within the framework of ZAC general purposes.
Some proposed goals include recovering social history through heritage, preserving and spreading its value for the benefit of society, strengthening cultural identity, and improving social self-esteem through the enhancement of intangible culture.