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Amazing new archaeology discovery

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Look how complex this structure is. It's 5,000 years old and located in Peru

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Archeologists find 5,500-year-old plaza in Peru

By Marco Aquino Mon Feb 25, 6:06 PM ET

LIMA (Reuters) - A ceremonial plaza built 5,500 years ago has been discovered in Peru, and archeologists involved in the dig said on Monday carbon dating shows it is one of the oldest structures ever found in the Americas.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080225/sc_nm/...aMmrhFBfEdFeQoB

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Look how complex this structure is. It's 5,000 years old and located in Peru

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Archeologists find 5,500-year-old plaza in Peru

By Marco Aquino Mon Feb 25, 6:06 PM ET

LIMA (Reuters) - A ceremonial plaza built 5,500 years ago has been discovered in Peru, and archeologists involved in the dig said on Monday carbon dating shows it is one of the oldest structures ever found in the Americas.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080225/sc_nm/...aMmrhFBfEdFeQoB

That's really cool. I wonder how many other ones are out there just waiting to be found.

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I love archeology, and to think there may be more buried under this.......I get excited when I find a milk bottle buried in my backyard.. :)

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1000 years older than the Great Sphinx of Egypt.

For some reason I think of American civilizations as being younger than European-African-Asian civilizations, but in reality they aren't. It's interesting that civilization came in to being at the same time in so many unrelated parts of the world.

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Awesome! The more we find the more we learn! ^_^

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Ancient Nasca Iron Ore Mine In Peru

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/...80129125405.htm

ScienceDaily (Feb. 3, 2008) — A Purdue University archaeologist discovered an intact ancient iron ore mine in South America that shows how civilizations before the Inca Empire were mining this valuable ore

Archaeologists know people in the Old and New worlds have mined minerals for thousands and thousands of years," said Kevin J. Vaughn, an assistant professor of anthropology who studies the Nasca civilization, which existed from A.D. 1 to A.D. 750. "Iron mining in the Old World, specifically in Africa, goes back 40,000 years. And we know the ancient people in Mexico, Central America and North America were mining for various materials. There isn't much evidence for these types of mines.

Copper: a world trade in 3000 BC?

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http://www.philipcoppens.com/copper.html

http://www.exploringthenorth.com/cophistory/cophist.html

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http://ethnicity.lib.mtu.edu/groups_NatAms.html

Europe’s economy between 2000 and 1000 BC stood and fell with copper, used for the creation of bronze. At the same time, large quantities of copper were mined in America, though no-one seems to know who was using it. A question of a world economy, and supply and demand?

Edited by crystal sage

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