Four pre-Columbian Tombs Found in Route Extension in Costa Rica

An archaeological evaluation before the expansion of the main highway in Costa Rica revealed the presence of four pre-Columbian tombs, clay pots and a gold earring, the consortium in charge of the work reported Monday.

The discovery occurred on the outskirts of the capital, on Route 1 that runs west from San José, during earthworks to widen the road, the busiest in the country.

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The Ruta Uno Trust, the consortium in charge of the work, indicated that the discovery of the remains activated the protocols established in the law on archaeological heritage, which forced to temporarily stop construction.

“The National Museum of Costa Rica took control of the sites and requested the Trust to hire archeology professionals to develop the corresponding evaluations,” the entity said in a statement.

The archaeologist Magdalena León, in charge of the evaluation, commented that the site where the works are carried out is “multicomponent”, that is, that it had occupations during several periods, which explains why pre-Columbian elements of different phases, and post-Columbian ones, have been found.

“That is why the excavation that has been carried out has been delicate and meticulous to be able to distinguish well those periods since it is a site of more or less 100 hectares of extension,” explained León. That’s so amazing

The construction site remains on hold while the archaeological investigation of the site is completed.

The Trust indicated that the finding will not affect the original design of the works on the route.

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