Looking Back

History of Peru Series – Part 4: TRANSITION – The decline of Chavín and the rise of the Lima Culture: Huallamarca

History of Peru Series – Part 4: TRANSITION – The decline of Chavín and the rise of the Lima Culture: Huallamarca

By Paul Goulder – Special* to the Peruvian Times —– We are now at 200 BC and have travelled in the series from the beginnings of the city (urbanized existence) through a long stretch of Peruvian history in which the development of monumental architecture, irrigation systems, ceramics and textiles are […]

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 2: Time Tour 3000 BC

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 2: Time Tour 3000 BC

By Paul Goulder — Special to Peruvian Times — The idea of “living history tours” to touch the stones of our ancestors is not new for readers of the Peruvian Times. Dipping into the archives reveals articles written by Peggy Massey and several others over the years (the 1960s in […]

LOOKING BACK: Two Thousand Years Ago: Settlers on the Chillón

LOOKING BACK: Two Thousand Years Ago: Settlers on the Chillón

By James Vreeland  Published in  The Lima Times* November 28, 1975 In 1900 BC less than 2,000 people lived in the lower Chillón Valley to the north of Lima. But for this ancient era, several centuries before the invention of pottery, such a figure could be considered a sizable coastal […]

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES PART 1: THE DAWN OF URBANIZATION

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES PART 1: THE DAWN OF URBANIZATION

The following is the first of a series of articles on Peru’s history, incorporating stories from the Peruvian Times archives, as well as links to videos, audio and other external sources to provide a rich background of information. The first section of this series includes 20 articles, to be published […]