Peru with its vastness of archeological wealth is incomparable. For some reason when people hear about Peruvian history, they immediately think about the story of Inca civilization. It is probably what Peru is most known for. But the truth is Peruvian history has intricate weavings. Its history is much more complex, it goes deeper than the Inca. It goes as far back as millennia. So, let’s explore Peruvian history starting from the pre-ceramic period.
The Early Inhabitants
Around 20,000 years ago when humans migrated across the Bering Strait, some nomadic hunters and gatherers landed in Peru. They came to the country roaming in loose-knit bands. The early inhabitants lived in caves. They hunted mastodons, saber-toothed tigers, giant sloths and other fearsome animals. The existence and lifestyle of the early inhabitants were found in cave paintings that depict hunting scenes discovered in Toquepala and Lauricocha.