Caral , Peru

Caral , Peru Caral is a large settlement in the Supe Valley, near Supe, Barranca province, Peru, some 200 km north of Lima. Caral is one of the most ancient cities of America and a well-studied site of the Norte Chico civilization. As more of the city's secrets are uncovered, archaeologists at the ruins are pressing to make it one of Peru's top tourist attractions. Caral was inhabited between roughly 2600 BCE and 2000 BCE, enclosing an area of 66 hectares.Caral was described by its excavators as the oldest urban center in the Americas, a claim that was later challenged as other ancient sites were found nearby. Accommodating more than 3,000 inhabitants, it is the best studied and one of the largest Norte Chico sites known. -Wikipedia-

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