Antiquity Vol 86:331, 2012 pp 48-70 - Tom D. Dillehay and others - Chronology, mound-building and environment at Huaca Prieta, coastal Peru, from 13 700 to 4000 years ago | fisheries at the pacific |

Renewed in-depth multi-disciplinary investigation of a large coastal mound settlement in Peru has extended the occupation back more than 7000 years to a first human exploitation ~13720 BP. Research by the authors has chronicled the prehistoric sequence from the activities of the first maritime foragers to the construction of the black mound and the introduction of horticulture and monumentality. The community of Huaca Prieta emerges as innovative, complex and ritualised, as yet with no antecedents.

Via David Connolly