Friday, March 27, 2009

They Found Oldest Gold Necklace of America


A gold necklace that dates from more than 4,000 years ago was found near the Titicaca Lake in Peru and constitutes the device oldest fact with the metal golden in America, said investigators.

Tests with carbon-14 to define the antiquity of the material suggest the necklace, fact of accounts plated like a tube, was elaborated around the 2100 before Christ, reported investigators in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Anthropologist Mark Aldenderfer of the University of Arizona and colleagues discovered the necklace next to a skull of an adult person in a pit who exhuming in Jiskairumoko, a village formed by hunting-recollectors between the 3300 and the 1500 before Christ.

"We hid the discovery by a time for several reasons. One is that we wanted to have fact a chemical analysis of gold, "explained Aldendorfer in a telephone interview.

"and second it was that we did not want that the people of the place or any other knew of gold because we feared thieves," it added. Those preoccupations already were surpassed.

"We finalized our excavations in the 2004. And the place soon was plowed by the inhabitants of the place who simply returned to use it for agriculture. Then, we are not worried about sackings. This he was destroyed of all ways, "said Aldendorfer.

The investigator added that the finding was unexpected because the people who lived in Jiskairumoko were the initial stages of agriculture. "Much people have argued who the gold and gold worked like this one would only have to be found in the societies of people who were based in agricultural villages with excessive of production and, of fact, even in more complex societies," explained. The accounts were done of local gold hammered to flatten it and soon to coil it, and beaded in a wool cord.

Aldendorfer says that to the finding sample that somebody had time to become more influential and important. "the This reflected social process of people with sedentary behavior. When they become sedentary, all the rules of the society begin to become from a style of nomadic life, "said.

Source: Reuters

3 comments:

pelecypods said...

Very interesting article. Hope National Geo will have a program about it later.
I gave you a vote also.

Meekiyu said...

Hmm very interesting... it really reminds me of the class I took about human societies. Wow 4,000 years ago.. that's so cool... =D

Jessica Marie said...

this is a very neat story. thanks for sharing it!