Long-term history of violence in hunter-gatherer societies uncovered in the Atacama Desert: 10,000 years of violent conflict revealed by skeletons, weaponry, and rock art
Genomic analysis shows the Amazon’s Ashaninka people are made up of two subgroups with distinct histories; the study is in the journal Current Biology
An array of intricate settlements in the Llanos de Mojos savannah-forest, Amazonia, has been uncovered; the study is published on Nature
The researchers conclude that the Incas originally called it Huayna Picchu, for the rocky summit that lies nearest to the site, and not Machu Picchu
The Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was a multicolored and emblematic sacred icon worshipped for almost 700 hundred years before Spanish conquest
Abrupt climate change some 8,000 years ago led to a dramatic decline in early South American populations, suggests new UCL research.
Archaeologists have discovered traces of ayahuasca in a 1,000-year-old leather bundle buried in a cave in the Bolivian Andes.
A cemetery dating back over 1000 years has recently been discovered at the legendary site of Pachacamac, on the Pacific coast of Peru