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Cuncaicha2015Kurt Rademaker of the Northern Illinois University conducted archaeological field work in the Peruvian rock shelter site of Cuncaicha as part of his former DFG Center fellowship. Evidence for human occupation in Cuncaicha, located in the high in Andes, goes back to the terminal Pleistocene, approximately 12,400 years ago, making it one of the earliest in the continent.

Image: excavation work outside of the Cuncaicha shelter (copyright Kurt Rademaker 2015).