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People living along the coast of Peru were eating popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously reported and before ceramic pottery was used there, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences co-authored by Dolores Piperno, curator of New World archaeology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and emeritus staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute...
Ancient cave paintings found in Peru
The president of the Cave Art Peruvian Association, Gori Echevarria reported the finding of cave paintings depicting humans, animals and geometric figures (circa 8-12,000 years old) in the province of Churcampa, located in the Peru's central Huancavelica region. Echevarria said six cave paintings were...
Protecting Peru's ancient past
By Mattia Cabitza BBC News, Cuzco The return to Peru of the bones of 177 people taken a century ago from the Inca city of Machu Picchu has marked another important milestone in the repatriation of Peruvian antiquities. The country is the birthplace of ...
Peru's Cocha Cashu biological station changes management
The San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is taking over management of the productive Cocha Cashu field station in Manu National Park, Peru. To date, nearly 600 scientific papers have come out of research conducted at the station, making it among ...
Marcahuamachuco: Peru's New Machu Picchu? (VIDEO)
The Global Heritage Fund (GHF), an international conservancy for endangered cultural heritage sites in developing countries, has selected Marcahuamachuco as a second new conservation and community development project in Peru. ...
Peru archaeologists find pre-Inca sacrificed babies
Researchers at the Sillustani archaeological site in Peru say they have found the bodies of 44 children thought to have been sacrificed between 600 and 700 years ago. They were buried in pairs in baskets placed around stone funerary towers. ...
Graveyard of Whale Fossils Puzzles Paleontologists in Peru
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff (Newser) - A newly discovered graveyard of ancient whales in Peru has scientists wondering how on Earth the bus-sized mammals all ended up dying in the same place. "That's the top question," says the director of a nearby
Archaeologist May Have Discovered Peru's Oldest Catholic Church Fox News
A 16th century Catholic Church - believed to be Peru's oldest - was discovered outside the northern coastal city of Piura. The church was built in 1534 but its mud walls deteriorated over time as Spanish conquistadors abandoned the area, said archaeologist Cesar Astuhuaman of Piura University. Historical documents discovered in an archive in Sevilla, Spain, helped... Raw Video: Peru Unpacks Artifacts From Yale
The Associated Press
Peruvian archaeologists began on Thursday to unpack and register the first batch of Machu Picchu artifacts returned to Peru by Yale University. The artifacts were taken from Peru to the US, 100 years ago. (April 2)
Amazon adventurer Ed Stafford given award
Mr Stafford walked from Peru to the Brazilian coast in 859 days. He had to contend with vipers and electric eels and was also wrongly accused of murder during his journey, which began in April 2008. Mr Stafford said: "It means a lot that the expedition ...
VIDEO: Giant solar calendar measures time
Professor Brian Cox has visited a giant desert solar calendar in Peru in his quest to understand the nature of time in creating and ending the universe. The 2500-year-old solar calendar in Chankillo was built by a civilization of which very little is ...
Archaeological find puts Peru's history in new light
Lima - An archaeological discovery in the jungles of the southern portion of Cuzco province is forcing a revision of our knowledge about Peru's pre-Incan past.
The location of an ancient city in the Espiritu Pampa area means that the Wari civilization, which flourished from the sixth through 13th centuries, extended much farther south and east than had been thought, Peruvian Culture Ministry official Juan Julio Garcia told Efe on Thursday.
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