Sites & cities that bear the name of Huaca Prieta

Huaca Prieta

Today in : Peru
First trace of activity : ca. 13,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 25th century B.C.E

Description : Huaca Prieta is the site of a prehistoric settlement beside the Pacific Ocean in the Chicama Valley , just north of Trujillo, La Libertad Province, Peru. It is a part of the El Brujo Archaeological Complex, which also includes Moche (culture) sites. Huaca Prieta was occupied as early as 14,500 BP, long before ceramics were introduced. It constitutes a huge mound of ash, stones, textiles, plants and shells, with some burials and constructions.

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