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The Mystery of Ancient Costa Rica’s Stone Spheres, Part 2 of 2

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Today, we are again honored to have Dr. Francisco Corrales Ulloa, an archaeologist from the Anthropology and History Department of the National Museum of Costa Rica, to share with us his studies of the stone spheres. “So, it’s evident that they had the capacity to make these kind of works, enough technology, and that they were associated with their cosmovision, with their religious conceptions, even though we do not know many of them, but in the contexts in which we found them, they evidently had a social function and also a symbolic one.” “Animals had a very important role in religion or worldview, so we see a great representation of animals such as felines, jaguars, or other smaller ones, saurians, reptiles, lizards, crocodiles, and also of other animals. Animals that sometimes they had and respected, they were incorporated into the belief system. This same society that made the stone spheres were those that made the gold objects, which is so remarkable in Costa Rican archeology.”

Along with the stone spheres, archaeologists have found settlements of ancient societies related to Central America. “This group of settlements represented a society that had a particular development, and in trying to understand the development of humanity as a whole, it was necessary to investigate and make the sites available to visitors or the nation.”

In 2014, the “Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís” were collectively listed as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. Dr. Corrales Ulloa reiterates why it is so important to protect the sites. “It forces us to take measures to conserve what are called the ‘outstanding values’ conserved in those sites. And one of them is integrity. As the zone is in such a low-lying area, at 10 meters above sea level, it is subject to the danger of flooding, and so it is threatened by climate change. And considering the impacts these floods have on this archaeological resource, this will obviously have to be taken into account in the management of these sites from now on.”

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