7,000-year-old high altitude site found in Peru
Published on July 26th, 2017 | by admin0
In the Andes Mountains of Peru, the air is gaspingly thin, the climate harsh. Now archaeologists have evidence that humans lived there full-time at least 7,000 years ago, making themselves at home in a spot twice as high as Denver.
Scientists once thought that people avoided such inhospitable regions until recently. But the new research adds to a growing body of data that humans resided permanently in the most challenging environments even before basic innovations such as farming.
Story: Traci Watson, USA Today | Photo: Lauren A. Hayes