January 24, 2007

Llama Graveside Chic

Interesting little article about the status of warriors in the Wari Empire, which apparently predated the rise of the Incas in South America. I particularly like the way the Waris gave props to their Very Important Dead People:

While exploring a Wari cemetery last summer in Peru’s Huaro Valley, archaeologists discovered what they consider to be an elite section of the graveyard when they came across llama bones arranged in a special pattern, often a marker of something special when it comes to Wari remains.

Yes, indeedy. Nothing says, "You big stiff, you!" like a pattern of llama bones.

Posted by Robert at January 24, 2007 03:15 PM | TrackBack