2,300 Year Old Pre-Columbian Village Found in Costa Rica

By Hazel Diaz

Costa Rica --- Osa Peninsula Coastline in Costa Rica --- Image by © Frans Lanting/Corbis

Costa Rica News – A 2,300 year old pre-Columbian village was discovered near Puerto Jimenez, on the Osa Peninsula.

Costa Rica — Osa Peninsula Coastline in Costa Rica — Image by © Frans Lanting/Corbis

It is an opportunity for the impoverished village to attract researchers and tourists. The Costa Rican National Museum is supporting the program.

The village has been covered in earth for many centuries and there is evidence of pillaging over time, experts revealed. Though there is a definitive outline of a former village from rock structures and pieces of pottery.

Francisco Corrales, National Museum archaeologist, tours the site with a security team to protect the site from further damage and pillaging.

He leads a team of archaeologists to preserve the site and prepare it for public viewing.

This discovery has much potential to bring more tourists to this remote area.

Through careful sustainable management it will be a fascinating and educational destination for years to come.    

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Via:: Costa Rican Times