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December 24, 2022 at 3:29 pm

December 24, 2022 at 3:29 pm

Human remains have been found in the upper region of Tarija Examined by anthropologists at the University of Pennsylvania (United States), José Capriles, and technicians from the National Archaeological Paleontological Museum to determine its antiquity and the date of other elements.

The first skeleton was discovered in 2019 and After three years he gradually moved towards anthropological investigation.

“The remains of 20 human skeletons that wereThey were found in the Andean region of Tazara. Preliminarily, the settlements are giving values ​​of 3 to 4 thousand years old,” said Roberto Mobarec, director of the National Archaeological Museum.

According to Mobarek, the investigation by Capriles will make it possible to determine the critical elements Specify their biological and physical characteristics based on where they came from (migration), what they ate and other aspects.

They are believed to have been residents of a town on the Tazzara plateau, located in 3,600 meters above sea level (masl).

,The study, which is expected to be completed by mid-2023, will shed more light on the 20 skeletons rescued between 2019 and 2022,” Mobarek said.

He said that it is likely that they were hunters, Since it was discovered in one of the skeletons in the upper back, which almost reached the waist, an arrowhead that caused his death was recorded.

human remains They are in the deposit of the National Museum.El Archeology Paleontology which has an agreement with the University of Pennsylvania to face the investigation in charge of the anthropologist José Capriles.

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