Sacred Paramo is archaeological group's meeting topic

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:24

Goshen — David Johnson, educator, photographer, researcher, water consultant and author who recently returned from Peru, will present a free program on Friday, Feb. 18, about the Sacred Paramo as part of the Incorporated Orange County Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association’s meeting at the Goshen United Methodist Church. To ancient civilizations, sacred sites often related to unique places such as landscapes, geological formations or environments. Located in northern Peru in the high desolate elevations, between the upper forest line and the permanent snow line, the Sacred Paramo has all of these. Ancient cultures revered the Paramo as one of the most sacred places along South America’s west coast, according to organizers. This program will describe its uniqueness and spiritual significance and customs.