Huaca Prieta

- 7.3286111111111 - 79.589444444444Koordinaten: 7 ° 19 ' 43 "S, 79 ° 35' 22 " W

Huaca Prieta de Chicama is a late preceramic Køkkenmøddinger (Spanish Concheiro, German: middens ) on a peninsula overlooking the sea in the valley of Chicama in Peru.

The hill has 15 meters high and covers an area of ​​122 × 46 m. The associated settlement was excavated in the 1940s. It goes back to the year 2125 BC and was inhabited continuously until the so-called initial period. It is a place with sunken halfway into the ground houses whose walls are covered with river pebbles.

Among the finds are remains of crops from the pre-Inca, like the Butternut Squash (Cucurbita moschata) and Capsicum baccatum, a plant of the family Solanaceae, which is attributable to the peppers and chillies. In addition, there were wood, bone, baskets, shells, stone tools, and turned and knotted in later layers and woven textiles. Early art products can be seen in the decorated gourds and the textile patterns. Conventionally designed fish, human, snake, animal and bird motifs as well as pure geometrical shapes make up the repertoire.