Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Colonial period burials at the site of Rontoy, Huaura Valley. Above, you can just make out what is left of wood from a coffin. The torn cloth is also much thicker and denser than prehispanic textiles. Right, scatter rib bones litter the ground. The clothing from the torn apart body has buttons on it. The style of the clothing suggests they belonged to a person of Chinese heritage, possibly a slave brought to the area.
Photos by Margaret Brown Vega, 2009.