By Dialogo July 23, 2009 Lima, 22 July (EFE).- Peruvian archeologists have found nine burials in a “huaca,” a pyramidal pre-Inca construction, in the Lima neighborhood of Magdalena del Mar, the discoverers announced today. “There are nine individuals, one extended and the rest in fetal position,” EFE was told by archeologist Roberto Quispe, who specified that the bodies, discovered last week in the Huantille huaca, were covered with up to three layers of cloth. In addition, a number of ceramic vessels and gourd cups or bowls were found together with the individuals buried in fetal position. Although more extensive analysis still needs to be done to determine their origin, the bodies are presumed to belong to the Ishma culture, which flourished in the Late Intermediate Period (between 1000 and 1400 CE) on the central Peruvian coast and was centered in the locality of Pachacamac, about forty kilometers south of Lima. According to Quispe, the individual in extended position would have been buried during the last years that the Huantille huaca was in use. Since excavations began in Huantille, a score of bodies, forty vessels, and around fifteen spindles have been discovered, among other pre-Inca objects. The Huantille huaca has been recovered from a state of abandonment, at the initiative of the Magdalena del Mar local government and with the support of the National Institute of Culture. Until 2007 Huantille lay forgotten under tons of debris and garbage, in addition to having been invaded by drug addicts and even a brick factory.
Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Playing for the third time in four days, Saturday had the potential to be an exhausting affair for the Ellsworth boys’ basketball team. Instead of fading, the team delivered one of its best performances yet.The Eagles were .500 after returning from their annual trip to Aroostook County, but after making 13 3-pointers in their Thursday win over Caribou, the team was feeling confident. Two days later, that hot shooting continued in a big way from the confines of home.Ellsworth put on an impressive shooting display Saturday to beat Orono 66-60 in a game that marked a positive end to the 2017 portion of the Eagles’ schedule. The team made nine shots from beyond the arc to earn a clutch win as it enters the meat of its schedule in the coming weeks.“We have a lot of people that can shoot and have a green light to shoot, especially from 3,” Ellsworth head coach Peter Austin said. “It’s been working for us lately, and we’re hoping it will carry over.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth (4-3) took the lead early behind two 3-pointers from Brad Smith and stayed ahead of Orono for most of the first half. With eight points from Jackson Curtis in the second quarter, the Eagles went into halftime with a 35-32 lead.Orono, though, took the lead in the second half and led most of the way. The Red Riots (2-2) had a 46-43 advantage after three quarters and led by as many as six points during the second half.Yet Ellsworth eventually took the lead in the fourth quarter and put the game away with a late surge. Clutch free-throw shooting from Harris and a breakaway steal and layup from Smith put the Eagles up 64-57 with less than a minute to go, and the Red Riots ran out of time to make a comeback.“We made those extra passes and were able to hit the big shots we needed,” Smith said. “We were also able to force turnovers close to the end.”Curtis scored a team-high 17 points for the Eagles, and Harris added 16. Smith and Jared Hamilton had 11 and 10, respectively, and Dylan Taplin scored six of the remaining 12 for an Ellsworth team that has now shot 54 percent from the floor over the past two games.Unlike the first meeting between Ellsworth and Orono this season, the Red Riots went to the paint to force Ellsworth’s defenders to commit to the post in this matchup. The result was a closer game that could’ve been lost had the Eagles not shot well from the 3-point line and played efficient defense against the Red Riots’ primary offensive threats.“We did a lot of things well, but I thought we gave up a few too many offensive boards,” Harris said. “That’s something we’re going to have to work on in practice, but if we can keep playing well offensively, that’s going to be a big help.”Depending on the path of the snowstorm predicted to hit Hancock County next week, Ellsworth’s next game will be at home against Washington Academy (6-2) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, or against Hermon (5-0) at 7 p.m. next Saturday, Jan. 6. The team will then host rival Mount Desert Island (5-1) on Jan. 10.How Ellsworth fares against those teams, each of which is ranked in Class B North’s top five at the moment, will have a major effect on where it ends up in the Heal standings as the the second half of the season unfolds.“We just have to get a spark,” Smith said. “Once we got a spark tonight, we saw what we can do against a good team. If we fix the mistakes, we can do even better.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020