Latest Altiplano Stories
New genetic research led by the Genographic Project consortium shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that predates the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and may date back to the earliest settlement of the Altiplano, or high plain, of the central Andes some 3,700 years ago.
Magma underneath the Earth’s crust is forcing the ground up at a certain spot, but at the same time sinking the ground around it. The result is something researchers are describing as the “sombrero uplift,” after the popular Mexican hat.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.