El Caño Archaeological Park shows what Panama's ancient societies were like before the conquest. The archaeological site, where excavations and studies are still being carried out, includes an extensive necropolis with funerary mounds and a ceremonial center with alignments of basalt columns that were used between the years 700 and 1000 CE. A new site museum presents the most recent archaeological discoveries , which include tombs of chiefs dressed in gold and thousands of pieces in polychrome ceramics. The largest tomb contained at least 25 bodies: the most important was covered with pieces of gold and copper, and pieces carved in stone, bone and ivory. The abundance and quality of the finds have made El Caño the most important archaeological site in Panama.
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