Some of the baskets were made from cotton and were dyed with the oldest known dyes in the Americas.( The researchers’ final report will be released in a book this coming summer from the University of Texas Press.There are also instances, however, where people are Rh-Negative.
The archaeologists studied two sites—Huaca Prieta and Paredones in the lower Chicama Valley on Peru’s north coast.
Radiocarbon ages indicate an intermittent human presence dated between ~15,0 calendar years ago before the mound was built.
The absence of fishhooks, harpoons, and bifacial stone tools suggests that technologies of gathering, trapping, clubbing, and exchange were used primarily to procure food resources along the shoreline and in estuarine wetlands and distant mountains.
Professors Adovasio and Dillehay intend to return to Peru in the coming year to examine more baskets.
Some of the baskets rank among the oldest known in the Americas, states.