Caral, the Americas' oldest archaeological site

When it comes to the pre-Columbian past of Peru, most of us automatically and understandably think of the Incas. But there were many other cultures and civilizations in these lands through the millennia, some far older than the Incas. Several of these elder civilizations originate in what is now desert regions up and down the country's coasts north and south of present-day capital Lima (Nazca ring a bell, for example?). One probably you haven't heard of is the Western Hemisphere's oldest known city and civilization... keep reading

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