Tuesday, June 07, 2016

PreColumbian Tombs Found in Colombia Date Back 2,000 Years

Colombian archaeologists have identified three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, pinpointed while working squarely in metropolitan Medellin, officials said Friday.

The "first find" was May 16 in Itagui, Antioquia central Colombia in an Andean valley, said Juan Pablo Diez, whose team was working with the municipality to try to protect national heritage treasures while a local park is being built.

The finds include ceramics, known as Incised Brown Ware, and metalwork bowls, some of which were funeral urns in these farming and metalworking communities.

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