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2012-08-02 20:51:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Unmanned aircraft have seen extensive military and surveillance use in recent years and a new system being developed at Vanderbilt University could be the first step toward using drones for archeology. The interdisciplinary research team announced they will begin testing their system, called SUAVe (Semi-autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), in Peru over an abandoned colonial-era town. The three dimensional maps the team is hoping to...

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2011-05-23 06:10:00

Machu Picchu, the famous Inca city set in the Peruvian Andes, celebrates the centenary of its 'discovery' by the outside world. Now, a study published in archaeological review Antiquity explains that lowly llama droppings provided the basis for the growth of Incan society, BBC News reports. As agriculture became established over hunting to sustain the community about 2,700 years ago in the Cuzco area where Machu Picchu sits, the development of agriculture and the growing of...

2011-04-13 08:30:00

RENO, Nev., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MUSTANG GEOTHERMAL CORP. (OTCBB: URXE) ("Mustang" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the start of exploration activities on the Company's Banos de Inca project located in southern Peru. The Banos de Inca property with an area of 900 Hectares (or 2224 Acres) is located on the eastern end of the famous Colca Canyon, 710 kilometers southwest from the Peruvian capital Lima and approximately 90 kilometers northwest from the city of Arequipa,...

2011-03-04 00:00:27

Wilderness Travel's New Archaeology Tour to Machu Picchu Will Visit Inca Sites in the Urubamba Valley With An Expert Guide. This Unique Journey Offers the Best of Peru. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) March 3, 2011 Wilderness Travel, the leading adventure travel company, announces a new archaeological tour to Machu Picchu. This unique Peru travel itinerary, Royal Estates of the Sacred Valley, was inspired by the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu, and takes place July 2 - 14, 2011....

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2011-02-28 06:05:00

Archaeologists have discovered a group of nine ancient Peruvian tombs in the jungles of southern Cuzco province which they say could be as important as the discovery of Machu Picchu. The tombs, belonging to the Wari culture, were found at a long-abandoned city thought to be the last fortification of Inca resistance to Spanish colonial rule. The location of an ancient city in the Espiritu Pampa area means that the Wari civilization, which thrived from the sixth through the 13th centuries,...

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2010-11-21 07:15:00

The president of Peru said Friday that Yale University has agreed to return thousands of artifacts that had been taken away from the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu almost a hundred years ago. Just hours after Peru's announcement, the university issued a statement expressing agreement with the results of its talks with Peru. The artifacts have been at the center of a long dispute for years, with Peru filing a lawsuit against the university in a US court. Peruvian president Alan Garcia said a...

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2009-07-23 12:46:58

Archeologists said on Wednesday that a pre-Incan mummy and eight other skeletons have been dug up from under what is thought to have been a shantytown in the middle of Peru's capital. For years, homeless people lived on the Huaca Huantille ruins, not knowing underneath them contained an ancient burial site. Archeologists Roberto Quispe said the bones were from the Ychsma civilization dating from between 1000 and 1400 AD. The burial site was found after city officials and Peru's national...

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2009-06-05 06:50:00

Archeologists excavating a site in northern Peru have stumbled upon the roughly 600-year old remains of almost three dozen humans, who appear to have been ritualistically sacrificed by the Incas. Although researchers have long known that human sacrifice was an integral part of Incan and pre-Incan society, the archeologists say that the recent find is unusual because the large number of victims "” 33 in all "” appear to have been sacrificed at the same time. The victims' remains,...

2008-12-10 15:47:11

The government of Peru has sued Yale University in the U.S. courts seeking the return of Incan mummies, bones and pottery excavated decades ago. Hiram Bingham III, a Yale lecturer in South American history and future U.S. senator from Connecticut, rediscovered the city of Machu Picchu, high in the Andes, in 1911. The Peruvian lawsuit claims that many of the most significant artifacts Bingham removed from the site remain at Yale, violating his agreement with the government, The Hartford...

2008-08-19 09:00:53

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2008) - Inca Pacific Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IPR) is pleased to announce that a letter of award has been issued to Bateman Engineered Technologies for the supply of one ball mill for the Magistral Copper-Molybdenum Project (the "Magistral Project"), situated in Ancash, Peru. This critical order has been placed now so that the equipment can be delivered to site no later than September 2010. Inca Pacific is currently evaluating the...


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