El Brujo, Trujillo Picture: Huaca Cao Viejo from the museum – Check out TripAdvisor members’ candid photos and videos of El Brujo. Download scientific diagram | Tomb construction at the Huaca Cao Viejo. Earlier excavations profiled the shaft of a tomb. The skull has been replaced after. Cahuachi · Cantalloc Aqueducts · Chan Chan · Inak Uyu · Laberinto Chinkana · Moray · Ollantaytambo · Pachacamac · Pisac · Sacsaywaman · Silustani · Tambo .

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Considering the broad cultural sequencing, the Chicama Valley can be considered as an archaeological microcosm. The research benefits from the favourable environmental and topological conditions for material conservation.

Huaca Prieta is the earliest part of the complex but he biggest constructions on the site belong to the Moche culture. The development of the Brujo Archaeological Complex during the Intermediate Period falls within a context of early complex societies construction.

The “Huaca Cao Viejo”

During the Moche era, monumental religious and socio-political centers usually named huacas were built. The huacas of the Early Intermediate Period B. The Brujo Complex is represented by three major huacas. The Huaca Prieta mound dates back to the preceramic times.


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Huaca Cortada and Huaca Cao Viejo the largest are stepped truncated pyramids constructed at the northern corners of the terrace during the EIP. Building archaeology unveils seven phases of construction spanning the early and middle phases of Moche era. Both appeared in National Geographic magazine in July and June The site officially opened to the public in Mayand a museum exhibition was proposed for The abandonment of the Huacas at the end of the Early Intermediate Period could have been linked to the political instability and upheavals of the Southern sphere of the Moche.

Some archaeologists also point out the extreme climatic events at the end of the Intermediate Period that could have led to the decline of the culture.

However, the informations relating to the end of the period are limited. Nevertheless, The Brujo Archaeological Complex remained a ceremonial and funerary area dedicated to the collective memory. A 17th-century letter found during excavations at the site may contain translations of numbers written in Quingnam or Pescadora using the decimal system, the first physical evidence for the existence of these languages if they are not different names for the same language.


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