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Snapshots

  1. Tibia?

    Snapshot Title: Tibia?
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Possibly a tibia? weathered out of the profile.



  2. Reeds

    Snapshot Title: Reeds
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    The profile is filled with extensive reed mats, often associated with bone fragments.



  3. Refuse

    Snapshot Title: Refuse
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    This is definately not Chinchorro-derived, illustrating the need to protect this area.



  4. Shell Middens

    Snapshot Title: Shell Middens
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    The profile is riddled with enormous shell waste created by the Chinchorro.



  5. Reeds and Bone Fragments

    Snapshot Title: Reeds and Bone Fragments
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Reeds mats had a variety of purposes in the Chinchorro culture, so their presence does not automatically imply a mummy - however the associated bone fragments are stronger evidence.



  6. Bone Fragment

    Snapshot Title: Bone Fragment
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    There are a number of bone fragments that have weathered onto the slope of this profile.



  7. Bone Fragment and Reeds

    Snapshot Title: Bone Fragment and Reeds
    Taken by: John Van Hoesen

    Image: Chinchorro Cemetary - Arica, Chile
    Image Owner: John Van Hoesen



    Description:

    Possibly and unexcavated mummy wrapped in reeds.