Llanos de Mojos, Bolivien. Die Wiederentdeckung des »Mound Velarde«. Die Arbeiten des Jahres 2019
More than 100 years ago swedish ethnologist Erland Nordenskiöld pioneered in the archaeology of the bolivian amazon lowlands. At Mound Velarde, a prehispanic settlement located on the land of the Estancia San Miguelito, he made the first stratigraphic observations in Bolivia. A detailed report of his work was published in 1913 leaving one thing open: the exact location of the site. In October 2019, surveys carried out in the region using LIDAR (Light detection and ranging) made it possible to identify the site.