A driver accidentally drove through one of the the ancient Nazca lines in Peru, a UNESCO World Heritage site, damaging parts of the geoglyphs.
Located in a desert hillside of the remote Palpa Valley region, Southern Peru, a giant geoglyph that allegedly depicts a killer whale has been restored after 50 years.
Archaeologists reconstructed the face of a wealthy Wari noblewoman who was buried 1200 years ago at the age of at least 60 in a tomb located in El Castillo de Huarmey, Peru, with rich goods, such as jewellery, flasks, and weaving tools made of gold.
Excavations of Pacopampa, an ancient ceremonial site in Peru’s northern highlands, led to the discovery of remains of 104 individuals, 7 of which bore significant physical injuries interpreted as ritual violence.
Archaeologist discovered four wooden sculptures and other valuable artefacts at the pre-Columbian city of Chan Chan, West Peru.
Researchers have unearthed architectural remains in form of a circular wall measuring 7 metres in diameter and dating back 3000 years in Marcavalle, near Cusco, Peru.
Polish archaeologist search for traces of Inca presence in the Machu Picchu area in Peru, diving into lakes located above 4100 metres within the Andes.
Archaeologists conducted chemical analysis on 1200-years-old remains of females from a tomb dating to the the pre-Incan Wari empire, revealing they could have been local to the area.
Archaeologists discovered a paved area and a ritual vessel during excavations of the Inca citadel at Machu Picchu, Peru.
Among the finds from the site of Huaca Prieta located in coastal Peru are food remains, stone tools, and other cultural objects that indicate that the people inhabiting the area between 15000-8000 years ago were more advanced than archaeologists had previously imagined.
A trove of artefacts including bronze jewellery, stone tools and intact pottery left by the Colla people at the hill fort of Ayawiri in Peru around 1450 AD shows how fast the Inca invasion must have been that resulted in such sudden abandonment of the site.
Warsaw Mummy Project is the largest scientific venture ever undertaken in Poland to study the mummies belonging to the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. We would like to closer present the details behind the research of one of Archaeofeed’s 2016 Archaeology Award winners.
Eight Peruvian pre-Hispanic artefacts were returned by the Colombian government to Peruvian officials. The artefacts belong to the Nazca, Huari and Chimú pre-Incan cultures.
Mummies of the Chinchorro people, dating 7400 years to the past, are scheduled for DNA analysis and computerized tomography scans. The 15 selected mummies of mostly children and unborn babies, were found on the Pacific coast of South America, at the edge of the Atacama desert.
Archaeologists from Poland and Italy are working together on numerous sites scattered across South America, in order to preserve and restore them and also to unravel their ancient mysteries. These sites include the geoglyphs at Nazca Desert, Inca sites in the Machu Picchu area in Peru, and the sites of Tiwanaku and Samaipata in Bolivia.
The Chinchorro mummies, being world oldest ones, buried more than 7000 years ago in northern Chile are being turned into black slime, due to bacteria thriving on the preserved skin. Chilean researchers blame climate changes and ask for aid in their fight for preservation of the mummified human remains.
Burials of dogs and other animals, being 1000 years old, are still being found in the area of the ZOO in Lima, Peru, revealing the importance of animals in the pre-Columbian culture of the region.
Cleanup workers discovered an ancient pre-hispanic Inca altar at the Vilcanota River in the Cuzco region, south-eastern Peru.
The skull of the Moche mummy discovered in 1987 in Huaca Rejada near Sipán in Peru, known as the Lord of Sipán, received a digital facial reconstruction despite its severe damage.
An approach of a combination of satellite imagery, aerial photography by drones and ground surveys lead to a discovery of dozens of new geoglyphs in at Quilcapampa, in the Sihuas Valley, Peru.