Bolivian archaeologists have unearthed ritual pieces
Location: Tiwanaku, Bolivia
These ceremonial vases, knives, and metal works
belong to the lost Tihuanacota civilization
who inhabited the region from 300 BCE to 1200 CE
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ARCHAEOLOGIST, CARLOS LEMUZ, SAYING:
"The pieces that were found last year are an important discovery in the Kalasasaya area. They are very special because they were found in an area that was apparently for rituals. It is probably linked to aspects of offerings or the thinking of the pre-Hispanic mainly 'Tihuanacota' civilization."