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The day to day labor involved fishing, working on the plantations, gathering and hunting, manufacturing of handicrafts, textiles, basketry and tools for agriculture and fishing. Cooperative operations were carried out to construct and maintain irrigation channels. The simple burial sites and missing weapons among the burial objects seem to indicated, that the population lived a very basic and peaceful live. Their textiles were simple as well, made of wool from alpaca or vicuña. Artistic pottery included ceremonial jars decorated with snakes and fish in black, red and white. With the arrival of the "Wari" who overthrow all other cultures at the coast of Peru around 700 AD, "Pucllana" lost its importance and was abandoned. During the Wari period the pyramid was used as burial place for their notabilities. Later those graves were destroyed by the "Ichma" (local residents who worshipped Pachacámac) that tried to impose their own culture. After some time the "Huaca Pucllana" was only used for performing sacrifices and worshipping. By the time the Incas arrived in the region "Pucllana" already was considered a "ñaupallaqta" (an old sacred village). Recent Discoveries at the Huaca Pucllana During ongoing excavations an undisturbed grave was discovered recently. On the 20th of October 2010 archaeologists announced the finding of 4 well bundled mummies from the Wari culture. According to the excavation director of the Huaca Pucllana the mummies include what appear to be an elite woman and three children who may have been sacrificed to accompany her into the afterlife. Huaca Pucllana Museum The on-site museum exhibits an interesting collection of ceramics, textiles, tools, artefacts and remains of plants and animals that were found at the "Huaca Pucllana". With a guided tour around the archaeological complex you can experience the life of the ancient population first hand. Interesting is the small park dedicated to the local flora and fauna showing plants and animal species already known during the Lima Culture. At the cultural promotion area, seminars and workshops are held. A nice one is the "Arqueología para niños" (archaeology for kids), where children can enjoy digging and the manufacturing of textiles and ceramics. If you are hungry, after such a rich cultural experience, taste some typical Peruvian dishes at the on site restaurant. General Info Street: Calle Gral. Borgoño, block 8 District: Miraflores City: Lima Region: Lima Phone: (+511) 617-7148 or 617-7138 Website: http:/// Email: [email protected] Visitors Details Opening Hours: Wed to Mon am to pm (closed Tuesday) Opening Hours Info: Closed on ., Good Friday, ., . and . Entrance Fees: Adults S/. 12, Students S/. 5, Children and Senor Citizens S/. 1 Entrance Fees Info: Guided tours are available in Spanish or English and take about 45 minutes (Big groups need an appointment)! Add comment Name (required)
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