Carved stone jaguar heads, Chavin de Huantar, Andes Mountains, Peru.
Carved stone jaguar heads were found at Chavin de Huantar, which was built around 900 BC as the religious and political center of the Chavín people. The advanced culture of Chavin lasted from 900-200 BC in the Andes Mountains, Peru, South America. The Chavín were located in the Mosna Valley where the Mosna and Huachecsa rivers merge. This area is 3150 meters above sea level and encompasses the quechua, jalca, and puna life zones. UNESCO honored Chavin Archaeological Site on the World Heritage List in 1985.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download