Hikers discovered 20 human skeletons, of which some were in black plastic bags, at a beach in Chubut Province, Southern Argentina.
A driver accidentally drove through one of the the ancient Nazca lines in Peru, a UNESCO World Heritage site, damaging parts of the geoglyphs.
Rockart galleries in the Raudales de Atures area of Amazonas state in Venezuela have been photographed with application of drone technology to produce high resolution images of art located in highly inaccessible areas.
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.
In the study to identify when wild rice first began to be grown for food in South America researchers discovered that Amazonian farmers found out how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4000 years ago.
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.
Researchers reconstructed the Lady of Cao, a high priestess of the Moche civilisation, who was buried 1700 years ago.
Archaeologists discovered a paved area and a ritual vessel during excavations of the Inca citadel at Machu Picchu, Peru.
Rectangular copper mask, believed to be 3000 years old, that was found in Argentina is among the oldest metal man-made artefacts from South America.
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.
Modern deforestation in the Acre state of Brazil has allowed the discovery of more than 450 of large geometrical geoglyphs or enclosures, providing evidence for how indigenous people lived in the Amazon before European people arrived in the region.
Mid-January is the moment that our Staff would like to announce the 2016 Archaeological Awards for projects undertaken in Poland and worldwide. It is time to announce the research projects that our site would like to award for their contribution in archaeology, expanding our knowledge about the past, crossing new frontiers, and preservation of the cultural heritage.
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.