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Archeological site of Chiripa – Peace

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Wear light clothing for the day and sheltered for the night, comfortable shoes for walking, goggles and CAP to protect yourself from the Sun, waterproof outerwear for rainy season.
Coordinates UTM N 8183200 – E 518036
Altitude 3854 m.a.s.l..
Temperature Min. 3 OC – Max. 28 OC

Description

Archeological site of Chiripa – La Paz

The archeological site of Chiripa is a ceremonial venue that is located in the municipality of taraco. From the place you have a wide view of the shores of Lake Titicaca. It contains the oldest traits that mathematical knowledge and the architecture of the Andes were formed. It is part of the formative period of the region. When were the people scattered and disorganized, they began to gather in communities demonstrating the need for the incorporation of technologies to dominate the production of ceramics and metallurgy.

This stage also represented a major milestone in the interaction with other communities, Since Chiripa initiated the trade through the exchange of agricultural products. This site is composed of an artificial mound of 50 to 60 meters in diameter by six meters high, where rise a compound with several rooms of rectangular, arranged around a templete semisubterraneo. In the surroundings there are some monoliths with Zoomorphic representations that formed part of the ceremonial architecture of the site. Chiripa currently has a Regional Museum which displays some parts recovered from the excavations carried out by the Taraco archeological project. The temple was recently restored by the National Archaeology Unit.

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