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WINDOWS DE OTUZCO


The archaeological well-known remains as "The Windows of Otuzco" denominated this way to be in the Populated Center of the same name; it belongs to the district of Bathrooms of the Inca. The place dista approximately about 8 kilometers to the north of the city of Cajamarca, having an altitude of 2,850 m.s.n.m, the landscape presents of forests of eucalyptuses that conjugate with the greenery of the cattle area.

The archaeological remains show to have been carried out in the rocky promontories; having these concavities in rectangular ways and other almost square ones, they allow to know that they were elaborated by the procedure of the one carved of the rocky surface of volcanic origin.

These concavities initially were designed in serial array and in horizontal form, having a premeditated function inside the conception and social structure of Cajamarca.

Some years ago the archaeologist Vivian Araujo, in a cleaning of the place registered in the main frontis the presence of a funeral belonging to an approximately 12 year-old boy, which was placed in fetal position without presenting metallic neither ceramic evidences.

The observations and carried out studies allow to know a little more than who elaborated it and which was their function, we have this way that the place was previously visited and described by Dr. Julio C. Tello in 1937, then Reichlen in 1947 registers it and later on Arq. Rogger Ravines, includes it in the inventory of Archaeological Monuments of Cajamarca.

Arql. Carlos Farfán in 1993 identifies them for the Half Period of the Culture Cajamarca, and equally it reports other very similar ones as those of Bambamarca that overcome in quantity of mortuary cameras being still conserved by the rural of the land.

The diverse reports of this area manifest us that this type of evidences shows up profusely with characteristic singular it is in dimensions and decoration among them we have those that INC Cajamarca registers as: The windows of Combayo, of Hill Town council, Tolón, Chacapampa, Jangalá, Bellavista, San Marcos.

The state of current preservation of these and other evidences show detachments of particles litícas for meteorización effect and for which goes losing their initial form slowly.

These mortuary enclosures manifest the wide occupation of the culture Cajamarca, at the moment it is admirable to observe the landscape and the rocky contour in which were elaborated. This as well as other places require of the support of the State and the International cooperation for future investigation projects and their future setting in value to the tourism.

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