Pet Cemeteries Found In Peru

The concept of pets as beloved family members is not a new idea. Long before the Incan Empire ruled Peru, a group of people called the Chiribaya thanked and recognized their dogs as both working members of society and valued family members. Since 1993, archaeologists and researchers in Peru have uncovered more than eighty dog tombs in pet cemeteries and human cemeteries created by the Chiribaya. Dog tombs were often placed between human tombs, and the four-legged friends were often buried with blankets and treats. Anthropologists are careful to point out that these dogs and puppies were not sacrifices; they … Continue reading