The archeological site of Chiripa Pata is located in the Lake Titicaca region in Bolivia. It lays 15 km east of the city Chiripa and quite close to Pequery.
The site is seen as a pre-Tiwanaku site and it was inhabited from 1000 BC to 1100 AD. It has a huge temple which has three building episodes. It has many tombes within.
The place was first described by Padre Pedro Marabini in the 20th century. Since 1990 there has been research at Chiripa by the Taraco Archeological Project from the University of California, Berkeley. This investigation is led by Christine Hastorf.
The site was an example for a 2001 dissertation by Matthew Bandy
Local landowners say that the graves are arranged in a ring. The same structure which is found on the Chen Chen site in Moquegua
The word chiripa is a Spanish noun which means fluke
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