An Introduction to the Paracas of Ancient Peru

Paracans had the means to support a rich culture and forge reciprocal trade relationships with other Early Horizon highland cultures. By Dr. Mary BrownArt Historian Sand and Sea Imagine living in the driest desert on earth located next to the richest ocean on earth. How would these extremes shape social and religious life? What kind[…]

The Paracas Textile of Ancient Peru

Despite the textile’s small size, it contains a vast amount of information about the people who lived in ancient Peru. By Lois Martin Mummy Bundles One of the most extraordinary masterpieces of the pre-Columbian Americas is a nearly 2,000-year-old cloth from the South Coast of Peru, which has been in the collection of the Brooklyn[…]