Elongated Skulls Of Paracas: A People And Their World
By Brien Foerster
Moray, Sacred Valley - Photo by Luna M.Flores
This is one of researcher and writer Brien Foerster's regular column here at Grahamhancock.com. Brienís study and insight into the Incaís ancient origins shed a new light on that famous South American culture. The implications are both startling and far reaching suggesting a connection to a pan Pacific civilization reaching back to mankindís most distant past. Join Brien on the GrahamHancock.com Mysteries Message Board where he will be conducting a continuing discussion surrounding his research and regular contributions to these pages. Please check in for the next installment from Brien.
More articles by Brien
A Brief History Of The Incas; From Rise, Through Reign, To Ruin by Brien Foerster, 20 August 2010
The Disappearance Of The Children Of Viracocha by Brien Foerster, 6 December 2010
The Disappearance Of The Children Of Viracocha, Part 2: Inca Epilogue, Chachapoyas, Rapanui, Aotearoa And Hawaii by Brien Foerster, 9 December 2010
The Disappearance Of The Children Of Viracocha, Part 3: Cuzco: The City Which The Inca Found, Not Founded by Brien Foerster, 7 February 2011
Ollantaytambo: House of the Dawn; an Underestimated Inca Monument by Brien Foerster, 18 April 2011
hours drive south of Lima Peru lies the Paracas Peninsula, part of
which is an ecological reserve, where one can see wildlife such as
sea lions, and a myriad of various sea bird species. The area is
amazingly rich in seafood, and abundant fresh water exists just below
the surface of the desert sands.
it would seem to be a perfect place for people to live. Stone tools,
of various forms and styles of shaping have been found in the area,
and cursory analysis has established dates of as old as 8000 years.
The greatest of Peruvian archaeologists, in my estimation, Julio
Tello, made studies in this area in 1928 and performed excavations on
the north side of the peninsula, in the central area of the large
semi-circular bay there. He discovered and excavated a massive and
elaborate graveyard, where each tomb contained an entire family, each
one ornately wrapped in multiple layers of highly stylized, woven and
coloured cotton cloth. He also found the sand filled remains of
subterranean houses, which turned out to be numerous; so numerous in
fact, that the village stretched out for between 1 and 2 km.