Archeologists unearth mummy in Peru estimated to be over 800 years old
This is just how the indigenous people of the Andean region would burry their dead. It had to be mummified and then placed in that position.
What is known is:
The unidentified individual was buried inside an oval-shaped tomb directly beneath the town square of Cajamarquilla. Located just outside of present-day Lima’s city limits, this city of mud-brick buildings was once a bustling trade hub. As Huamán writes for the journal Arqueología y Sociedad, Cajamarquilla is one of the largest yet least-studied pre-Hispanic settlements along Lima’s coast.
A seven-step staircase leads into the tomb, says Huamán in the statement. Scattered remains of mollusks and bones around the exterior of the burial indicate that people continued to bring offerings, such as seafood and llama meat, to the deceased long after they died. Other grave goods found at the site include ceramics, stone tools and vegetables