Archaeological Site

Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá: A Mayan Marvel Preserved in Stone

Nestled in the lush landscapes of the Department of Izabal in southeastern Guatemala, the Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá stand as a testament to the grandeur of Mayan civilization. Located along the lower Motagua River, this World Heritage site is a captivating archaeological treasure trove that unfolds the mysteries of an ancient city.

Banwari Trace: Trinidad's Oldest Archaeological Treasure

Nestled in the southwestern corner of the Caribbean island of Trinidad lies a remarkable archaeological site known as Banwari Trace. This ancient Archaic-period settlement, dating back over 7,000 years, represents the oldest known human occupation in the West Indies, offering a rare glimpse into the lives and lifeways of some of the region's earliest inhabitants. Perhaps the most significant discovery at Banwari Trace was unearthing a remarkably well-preserved human skeleton, now known as "Banwari Man."

Exploring Chankillo: The Oldest Solar Observatory in the Americas

Nestled below the western slopes of the Andes in Peru's coastal desert, the Chankillo Archaeological Site offers a glimpse into the advanced astronomical knowledge and cultural practices of the ancient Casma/Sechin civilization. Located in the Ancash region, Chankillo is renowned for its architectural and astronomical significance. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex is a testament to pre-Columbian societies' ingenuity in tracking celestial events.