Textiles and rope fragments found in a Peruvian cave have been dated to around 12,000 years ago, making them the oldest textiles ever found in South America, according to a report in the April issue of The items were found 30 years ago in Guitarrero Cave high in the Andes Mountains.Other artifacts found along with the textiles had been dated to 12,000 ago and even older.The textile items include fragments of woven fabrics possibly used for bags, baskets, wall or floor coverings, or bedding.
The highlighted age refers to an age at or above which an individual can engage in unfettered sexual relations with another who is also at or above that age.While millennia of independent development were interrupted by the Portuguese and Spanish colonization of the late 15th century and the demographic collapse that followed, the continent's mestizo and indigenous cultures remain quite distinct from those of their colonizers.Through the trans-Atlantic slave trade, South America (especially Brazil) became the home of millions of people of the African diaspora. The tensions between colonial countries in Europe, indigenous peoples, and escaped slaves shaped South America from the 16th through the 19th centuries. When not dancing, teens gather at local clubs to eat and talk. In Finland, as many as 30 teens may attend a movie together. Couples often go to dinner parties, barbecues, or the beach. When of age, most boys and girls date in large groups, going out together to weekend dance parties.The Norte Chico civilization in Peru is the oldest civilization in the Americas and one of the first six independent civilizations in the world; it was contemporaneous with the Egyptian pyramids.It predated the Mesoamerican Olmec by nearly two millennia.These are some of the ways teens date in other countries of the world. Slumber parties are common in Italy and Switzerland, where teens gather for parties at a home and sleep there when the party is over.Dating is rare in Afghanistan because most marriages are arranged by parents, and schools are separate for boys and girls. In Spain teens join a , a club or a group of friends with the same interests, like cycling or hiking.With the revolution for independence from the Spanish crown achieved during the 19th century, South America underwent yet more social and political changes.These have included nation building projects, absorbing waves of immigration from Europe in the late 19th and 20th centuries, dealing with increased international trade, colonization of hinterlands, and wars about territory ownership and power balance.