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GEOGLIFOS DE CHEN CHEN


Toward the Southeast of the city of Moquegua to 1,500 m. Of distance he/she is the archaeological complex of Chen Chen, to a height from among 1474 and 1534 mts. on the sea level.

And one of the establishments but important of the culture Tiwanaku in the coast of the Andean south of Peru, their population was of origin altiplanico, flourishing around the years 700 to 1000 D.C.

From 1958 different investigators and specialists have carried out studies and rescue works, they have been able to analyze human bones and a dated radiocarbonico has been made where an important population's testimony is given in the valley of Moquegua and Osmore

The highway binacional toward Bolivia passes pro the south side of the residence area and of cemeteries and to about 100 mts. the hills of medium height are located, there they are the geoglifos of Chen Chen that are mostly representations zoomorficas on the floor and they keep similarity with areas of Nazca, he/she Feels, Vitor Osmore, Caplina, Azapa, Sam Pedro of Atacama.

The techniques employees to record these figures were the emplantillado and shaved ice like in hill Sobrero in Azapa and others. Investigating Lautaro Núñez sustains that these geoglifos is related with the activity of complementarity that existed among the populations altoandinas. The geoglifos is guided hacie the east and west to point out problamente certain routes

The geoglifos is camélidos silhouettes conformed by two very defined groups, the but numerous and interesting it is the group located in the center of this chain of hills where there are nine animals, among other symbols. This is the only evidence in that way of art cultural tiwanaquense that this being in situ for the posterity and that we can observe preferably from very early or at dusk.

Source: Raúl Menaut Huacán



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