Archaeological Sites in South America

Chankillo Archaeological Site (Peru) The Editor Mon, 06/20/2022 - 17:52
The Chankillo Archaeological Site is situated in a coastal desert in the Ancash region of Peru. Constructed in the fourth century BC, it has been interpreted as a fortified temple complex with a solar observatory known as the "Thirteen Towers."
Chavín de Huantar: Archaeological Site and World Heritage Site (Peru) The Editor Sun, 11/18/2018 - 19:58
Chavín de Huántar takes its name from the culture that developed between 1500 and 300 B.C. in this high valley of the Peruvian Andes. Chavin is one of the earliest and best known pre-Columbian sites and represents an important expression of the construction techniques of its time.
Choquequirao Archaeological Park (Peru) The Editor Wed, 04/21/2021 - 20:34
Choquequirao is an Incan archaeological complex, similar in structure and architecture to Machu Picchu, tucked into the Vilcabamba mountains in the Cusco region of southern Peru. It is located on a glaciated peak overlooking the Apurimac River canyon.
Ciudad Perdida: Ancient Tairona Town (Colombia) The Editor Mon, 04/22/2019 - 16:50
Ciudad Perdida is an ancient Tairona indigenous town and archaeological site carved into Colombia's isolated Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountainside. It is believed to have been founded about 800 CE, some 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu.
Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas (Argentina) The Editor Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:30
Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas (a World Heritage site) contains an assemblage of cave art, executed between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago. The people responsible for the paintings may have been the ancestors of the historic hunter-gatherer communities of Patagonia.
Easter Island: Rapa Nui National Park (Chile) The Editor Fri, 08/31/2018 - 16:46
Easter Island lies at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. It is famous for its monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui. Rapa Nui National Park is a protected Chilean wildlife area and UNESCO World Heritage Site on Easter Island.
Fuerte de Samaipata (Bolivia) The Editor Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:33
El Fuerte de Samaipata is a Pre-Columbian archaeological and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the eastern foothills of the Bolivian Andes. It is unique as it encompasses buildings of three cultures: Chanè, Inca, and Spanish.
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, World Heritage Site (Peru) The Editor Fri, 08/31/2018 - 18:09
Embedded within a dramatic landscape between the Andes and the Amazon Basin, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is among the greatest artistic, architectural and land use achievements anywhere, as well as the most significant tangible legacy of the Inca civilization.
Huaca Pucllana: Ancient Pyramid (Peru) The Editor Mon, 05/23/2022 - 16:58
Huaca Pucllana is an archaeological site in the form of an adobe, clay pyramid, and ceremonial center located in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru. It has become one of the main tourist attractions of Metropolitan Lima and the most investigated archaeological site in the city.