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2013-09-29 23:04:37

Tour Focuses on How Disasters and Climate Change Affected Ancient People Cortez, CO (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 With drought, floods, and earthquakes frequently making the evening news, scientists are investigating how ancient civilizations responded to catastrophes as a way to learn about how disasters and climate change may affect our world. Next year, travelers can join two scholars in this field on Crow Canyon’s Pre-Inca Cultures of Peru: Ancient Cultures and Catastrophes in the...

Ancient Unlooted Royal Wari Tomb Discovered In Peru
2013-06-27 11:55:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of Polish and Peruvian researchers has discovered one of the most remarkable tombs in South America, and despite much excitement, the excavators knew they had to keep it a secret from the public, according to a National Geographic report. The stunning find, an ancient imperial tomb of the Wari, had only first come to light in January 2010 while Milosz Giersz, an archaeologist at the University of Warsaw in Poland, and...

2011-04-13 12:48:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The wealth and glory of the mysterious pre-Incan, Moche people is brought to life in the new docudrama, El Senor de Sipan airing on national Spanish network, Vme on Friday, April 15 at 9:00pm(et/pt) and Sunday, April 17 at 9:00pm (et/pt). Heralded by archeologists as the "the main archeological discovery in the Americas of the 20th century" El Senor de Sipan is a docudrama about the history of the Moche culture which developed on the northern...

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2010-07-23 10:10:00

Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be an ancient ceremonial ground that was used for human sacrifices by members of a Pre-Columbian civilization, according to a Thursday report by Emily Schmall of Reuters. "There was a great ceremonial hall or passage integrated into the rest of the architecture that establishes the presence of certain figures of the Moche elite and also the practice of complex rituals such as human sacrifice," Carlos Wester La Torre, director of the Bruning...

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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,...

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2008-12-18 08:15:00

Archaeologists exploring northern Peru's Cerro Patapo archaeological site have unearthed the ruins of an entire city, investigators said Tuesday. The discovery was made about 14 miles from the Pacific coast city of Chiclayo. The find, which likely dates to the Wari culture that existed in the area between 600-1100 AD, may provide the "missing link" between two ancient cultures, scientists said.  If the assumption holds true, the discovery would connect the ancient Wari civilization to...

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2007-11-13 07:21:50

LIMA, Peru - The sophisticated design and colorful artwork found in a 4,000-year-old temple unearthed near Peru's northern desert coast suggests that early civilization here was more complex than originally thought, archaeologists said. Ventarron, a 7,000-square-foot site - a bit larger than a basketball court - with painted walls and a white-and-red mural of a deer hunt, points to an "advanced civilization," said the lead archaeologist who excavated the site last week. "We have the use of a...

2007-11-12 06:55:49

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Carbon dating tests and excavation of a colorful pre-Incan temple indicate that it was built thousands of years ago by an advanced civilization, a prominent archaeologist said in comments published Sunday by a Peruvian newspaper. Unearthed in Peru's archeologically rich northern coastal desert, the temple has a staircase leading to an altar that was used for worshipping fire and making offerings to deities, Walter Alva, who headed the three-month excavation, told El...

2007-11-11 03:00:10

By Fagan, Brian Archaeology continues to be an irresistible lure to publishers, broadcasters and the general public. And the last fifteen years have seen an extraordinary number of spectacular finds across the globe and equally spectacular revelations from ever more sophisticated lab techniques. Brian Fagan, who has taught archaeology since the 1960s, reviews the brave new world of modern archaeological discovery. THE TERRACOTTA ARMY, the royal tombs of Ur, and Olduvai Gorge's Zinjanthropus...

2006-05-17 09:15:00

By Ines Guzman HUACA CAO VIEJO, Peru -- Archeologists probing Peru's lifeless northern desert discovered a 1,500-year-old mummy that may unlock secrets of the Moche, one of the mysterious civilizations that once ruled the Andean nation. Baptized the Lady of Cao by researchers after it was found by a ceremonial pyramid near the Pacific Ocean, the tattooed mummy is the first female Moche leader ever discovered. It could debunk theories that the culture, known for its pottery and human...


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