The next morning, together with Dr Ruth Shady who is responsible for the Archaeological project at Caral, the team investigated the sites on the ground. The hypothesis can be made that these originate from the same period as the sacred city of Caral, that is to say some 4800 years before now. To Clémentine and Adrien’s point of view, the structure of the signs could be an indice of a structured scripted langage. Only a deep analysis will be able to tell if they were right or wrong… Maybe the signs could lead to the ancient cemetery, which has not been discovered yet…?
A Chavin shaman, Sergio, who was around to participate in the great ceremony of the 18th anniversary of Caral Project, came along with the little expedition, and made traditional prayers to sanctify the discovery.
In the days to come, Clémentine and Adrien will be heading south to Chile and then over the sea to Australia, for another seven months of flying for science around the world.
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