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Peruvian dig unearths child sacrifices

Archaeologists working in Peru have unearthed the remains of 42 children and 76 llamas who were sacrificed 600 years ago. Their latest excavation uncovered numerous additional sacrificial victims, which will allow for a more detailed reconstruction of this unusual event, Verano said. The researchers think that the sacrifice may have been

Mass grave of children and llamas found in Peru

A mass grave containing the remains of 42 children and 76 llamas (or alpacas) has been found buried in a sand dune in Peru. Prieto's team suspects the children were killed as part of a religious ceremony by the Chimú culture. Famed for irrigation advances, the Chimú occupied the northern and

Llama droppings aided in the rise of the Incas

New research is suggesting that the Inca used llama droppings to fertilize their crops, allowing them to grow at high altitudes. In the June issue of Antiquity, paleoecologist Alex Chepstow-Lusty of the Institut Français d’Etudes Andines in Lima, presents findings from a lake sediment core showing that farmers near Cuzco began

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