A immeasurable amount of archaeological pieces began to appear in the last time in different points of Colombia while various road works were being carried out. After a few, the final account was reached. 2,487,469 finds located in 420 sites, which makes it an amazing discovery about the prehispanic culture.
Specifically, they have recovered vessels, axes, ceramic fragments, complete pieces, lithics, gold work, and human and animal bone remains. This was announced by the National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) of that country, which is carrying out the construction of Fourth Generation projects, as a series of highways are known.
As reported, the Perimeter Corridor of the East of Cundinamarca, with approximately 1,025,003 pieces, is the site where the largest number of elements was found, and in a good state of preservation.
Meanwhile, the Pacific Connection Highway 3 It has approximately 490,806 cultural evidences discovered and a total of 35.7 tons of fragmented archaeological material recovered. The finding of a rock whose upper face shows the engraving of two geometric figures of four circles It is one of the most outstanding discoveries and one that generates the attention of scientists.
Among these findings, more than 17,000 ceramic pieces, of which about 5,000 are complete.
in the list continues Iron Gate- Palmar de Varela and Carreto-Cruz del Viso, with a report of 280,938 archaeological elements. Among the most representative findings are settlements between the municipalities of El Carmen, San Jacinto and San Juan.
Next in order are the Cartagena-Barranquilla and Circunvalar de la Prosperidad projects, which total 250,433 finds, and Honda-Puerto Salgar-Girardot, which records 128,746.
Among all these findings, the most numerous are ceramic fragments, with more than 1 million elements, followed by the bone remains of fauna, with 641,625, and finally the lithics, with about 400,000 elements.
The elements that provide information about the ways of life of the native peoples They constitute, in the words of authorities and specialists, an invaluable contribution to culture and the scientific community.
With the endorsement of the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History (ICANH), it was determined that the heritage be destined museums, houses of culture, universities and city halls for its protection and conservation.