Cultural Site

Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís (Costa Rica)

The Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís, located in southern Costa Rica, illustrate the physical evidence of pre-Columbian hierarchical societies. The exceptional stone spheres continue to leave researchers speculating about the method and tools of their production.

Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)

Qhapaq Ñan is an extensive Inca communication, trade and defense network of roads, covering more than 18,000 miles through one of the world’s most extreme geographical terrains. The road links the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the coast, running through hot rain forests, fertile valleys and absolute deserts.