On November 29th of 2018, Mankuk and the Ilustrious Municipality of Petorca signed a contract to begin the arrangement of a permit to carry out an archaeological rescue in Petorca’s Main Square. This permit was granted by the “Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales” (Council of National Monuments – CMN) on December 5th of the same year, according to the Mayor statements on his Facebook personal profile.
The bones rescue works and prospections of fifty pits was carried out during the months of December 2018 and January 2019, ending the first week of February. After this, the CMN, through an official document “ORD. CMN No 471”, dated February 12th of 2019, approves approximately 90% of the ground prospected and authorized the resumption of the improvement works of the Petorca’s Main Square, with the exception of a quadrant located in a corner in front of the Church, where it ordered new indications to modify the original project, because the most important archaeological findings were there.