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Like the Muisca the chiefs of ancient Panama tended to achieve a golden appearance by using large-scale objects. In the cultural area of Gran Coclé which less or more coincides with the modern-day Panamanian province of Coclé goldsmiths are thought to have begun practicing their craft during the fifth century A.D. and are known to have worked until the time of the contact (Wardwell 1968; Bray 1992). The largest ornaments in this area come from Sitio Conte site and are cuffs, large disk pectorals (patenas, chaguales) - some of them originally attached to cloth and helmets (Lothrop 1937, vol. 1). Here, a deceased ruler is adorned by his wife preparing him to start his last journey.
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Jan 1, 2000, 12:00:03 AM
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Impressive and incredible, the detail is very good, thank you for showing us a little more of those pre-Hispanic indigenous peoples, especially the part of Central America and Colombia, so I see there are very few illusions of them, you are the difference, thanks!
Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate. The ancient cultures of Central America were so impressive, a fact, that isn't well known. I hope they'll get more attention in future.
I am happy to hear that. In doing some research on the Inca a few years ago, I found the booklet you had presented which introduced me to the Moche, and now they are a passion of mine! So THANK YOU for opening a new world to me.