Dame of the Day: Ruth Shady


Today’s Dame of the Day is Ruth Shady (December 29, 1946-). In addition to serving as director of the Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Antropología del Perú and the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Shady also conducts her own research. Shady discovered Caral, the first known civilization of Peru. The preceramic site contains artifacts dating back to 2627 B.C.

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