#Funfacts (just #facts actually): 1) The first excavations of this temple were done by a Japanese archaeologist from Tokyo University. 2) I'm Japanese. 3) "El Templo de Las Manos Cruzadas" is considered one of the oldest temples in Peru and all of America dating back to 4,000 B.C. #KristENPerú #huanuco#kotosh#manoscruzadas#templo
Posted at: 2017-03-19 06:28:38
Went back to #Kotosh today. I met Señor Antonio who I found peacefully sitting on this rock looking out toward the view. I started taking his picture with his back toward the camera and when he started turning around I asked if I could take his photo. I don't remember if he actually said yes, but he posed quite nicely. He gave me his email address so I could send him pics. He also gave us a tour of the nearby templo. He also gave me a free #Huanuco magazine in which he appears and wrote me a personalized dedication jaja. Turns out he's the director of a travel and tourism agency. And he told me my face kinda resembles the faces of the people that lived in this particular spot many years ago. Cool, I guess. #KristENPerú #peru
I had heard of #Kotosh several times before but never had much of a desire to go because I had no idea what was there. On Sunday morning someone asked me to do a "sesión de fotos" that same day so that afternoon I followed them into a bus and mototaxi and we ended up here not too long after. I plan to return soon. The best part of this #puente (#bridge) was that it led to some of the most beautiful landscapes I've seen so close to mi casa. I took like 1006 photos that day... a mix of #personas and #paisajes. #KristENPerú #peru#huanuco#Love - letting an amateur with a camera who likes to take pics (me) take your photos & also taking photos for people for free even when they ask you "how much?" #seasonsofamor#lentesdelent
This may look like just a boulder in front of the Acshipucoto mound, but it actually has several holes pecked into it lined up in a row of three.
Interestingly it lines up north-south with the mound, the larger Kareycoto mound, and the site of Rocro located on the Canchas ridge. The alignments could be coincidental, but then again....
The soccer field you see was actually originally a platform associated with the mound. The platform was dug out in the 1970s to build this field for the community of Collique. If you look closely you can still see stone architecture popping up from under the field.
Dear Keikosan and KenjiSan, I cannot thank-you enough for all the wonderful things you do for me. Than-you very much. Thankies for my Mother’s Day gifts! and Dad too! Luv ya all to the moon and back.! #godfirst🙏 #mothersday2019🌸 #kotosh#nike✔️
Este domingo, tenés dos opciones. Podes comer el asado pasado de tu suegro, escuchando las mismas anécdotas de la década del ´70 sobre cuando tenía pelo, no tenía panza, manejaba una chevy cromada y levantaba polvo por donde pasaba... O podes venir a la fiesta medieval y renacentista en Boedo. Dónde vas a ver bandas en vivo, vas a poder disfrutar de los ahumados de Kaban o encontrarte con ese cuerno que siempre quisiste y nunca supiste que existía.
Queda en vos, nosotros te esperamos
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Posted at: 2019-05-09 20:47:34
Tallarin A La Huancaina Con Lomo 🥩💛🍝
Enjoy a cheesy spicy cream sauce pasta with beef, onions, tomatoes, and fried yuca.
👇🏽 Tag a noodle lover! 🍝
Posted at: 2019-05-08 20:16:45
We are excited to announce our Summer Specials! 🆕🍣🆕
We have 8 new Peruvian fusion sushi! 😋
1. Crispy Scallop
2. Tuna Shiso
3. Halibut Cebiche
4. Scallop Parmesano
5. Salmon Parmesano
6. Octopus Gunkan
7. Beef Tataki
👇🏽 Tag a friend and let them know! 😍
Posted at: 2019-05-07 23:00:31
Archaeology isn't just about the "stuff (artifacts, hearths, features)" we find, and it's not always about the context we find that stuff in. Finding architecture is always fun and exciting, especially when you have the opportunity to dig out a whole room or temple. But often what gets overlooked is the fill......the actual dirt you're digging through to "find the items" that will end up in a museum or interpreted and reconstructed for tourists.
So today's post is all about fill -- and specifically about purposeful fill episodes. The Preceramic rooms at Cosma were actually ritually sealed, through a process known as "Ritual or Temple Entombment." The prehistoric peoples' of the past literally sealed off these structures in a very specific way, which differs from normal fill episodes. Usually you find middens or trash in your fill. This typical fill soil is chocked full of ash, bones, and pieces of broken ceramic...but the people who used these rooms (specifically the one pictured here, known as AC-1) intentionally sealed it up and were very purposeful about keeping the entire room clean of debris, ash, and other materials.
The central hearth and sunken floor were first filled with a layer of large rock fill, sterile of any artifacts. Following this, the rest of the room (6 m diameter with a height of 1.5m) was covered with small sterile rock fill. Once the rocks reached the top level of the room, a thick layer of serile, sun-dried clay was placed over the entire structure, essentially capping it off, and creating a platform/floor level over the room. Why would people invest so much time to seal this structure in such a specific way? This is a pattern known to other Late Preceramic sites in the highlands, most notably the site of Kotosh in Huanuco.
Researchers believe this purposeful clean filling of a room speaks to how important it was while it was still in use. Marking it as a ritual or sacred chamber that needed to be preserved with clean clay and sterile rocks. What do you think of this interpretation? What can fill and the soil and rocks used to 'close off' a structure tell us about the life of that room?