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PeruGT Xauxa Reservoir - Reservorio Xauxa

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Hidden : 10/22/2013
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A 14th century public works project: the reservoir

Un proyecto de obras públicas del siglo 14: el depósito

In 2012, a group of archeologist came to this archeological site to investigate the water system of the Xauxa people who built their city on Tunón hill. Their question was: how did the Xauxa civil engineers manage the water supply for a population of 13,000 people living on top of a hill? This geocache is hidden near part of the answer. They built a reservoir so as to preserve a water supply year-round. You can see the outlines of several pools of the reservoir. One has a farmer’s field planted in it. In another, you can find the test hole that the archeologists dug when they tested the soil for evidence that this was once filled with water. (REF 1 waypoint) The archeologists also traced the road that the population used to climb up the hill with their water. If you look closely, you can see it for yourself (REF 2 waypoint).


En 2012, un grupo de arqueólogos llegó a este sitio arqueológico para investigar el sistema de agua del pueblo Xauxa que construyeron su ciudad en Tunón colina. Su pregunta era: ¿cómo los ingenieros civiles Xauxa gestionar el suministro de agua para una población de 13.000 personas que viven en la cima de una colina? Este geocache está escondido cerca de parte de la respuesta. Ellos construyeron un depósito a fin de preservar un suministro de agua durante todo el año. Usted puede ver los contornos de varias piscinas al embalse. Uno tiene el campo de un agricultor plantado en ella. En otro, se encuentra el pozo de prueba que los arqueólogos excavaron cuando probaron el suelo para la evidencia de que esta fue una vez llena de agua. (REF 1 waypoint) Los arqueólogos también encontraron el camino que la población utiliza para subir la colina con su agua. Si se mira de cerca, se puede ver por ti mismo (REF 2 waypoint).

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