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  1. Mummies Found in Chile Did Not Let Harsh Life Conditions Get Them Down

    ... conditions, it seems that, at least for some people, life in Chile between 500-1500 years ago was not that stressful. Lower than expected ... American reports that researchers from the University of Chile took hair samples from 19 mummies of San Pedro de Atacama in the north of ...

    Alicia McDermott - 26/07/2016 - 00:43

  2. New study confirms ancient people of Chile died of slow poisoning from arsenic

    ... people of numerous pre-Columbian civilizations in northern Chile suffered from chronic arsenic poisoning between 500 and 1450 AD, through ... colleagues from several other institutions in Australia and Chile, performed plasma mass spectrometry trace element analysis of human bone ...

    aprilholloway - 06/04/2015 - 01:18

  3. The Loa Giants: Impressive and Enigmatic Geoglyphs in Northern Chile

    ... artist, and photographer, defends the existence in northern Chile of an ancient civilization of giants as a hypothesis to explain what may ... ancient Sumerians or Egyptians could have visited northern Chile thousands of years ago. Left: a satellite image of the ...

    ancient-origins - 25/05/2016 - 03:49

  4. Discovery of 16,000-year-old Footprint That Could Change the History of the Americas

    ... the way that we think about history. Archaeologists in Chile believe that they have made one such discovery.  There are ... the way that we think about history. Archaeologists in Chile believe that they have made one such discovery. They have uncovered a ...

    Ed Whelan - 30/04/2019 - 01:59

  5. School children uncover 7,000-year-old mummy in Chile

    ... mummy while on an archaeology field trip in northern Chile over the weekend, reported  La Tercera . The mummy belongs to the ... the coast of the Atacama Desert in what is now northern Chile and southern Peru. The Chinchorro mummies are the oldest examples of ...

    aprilholloway - 28/05/2014 - 00:48

  6. Pre-Columbian mummies in Chile show signs of arsenic poisoning

    ... people of numerous pre-Columbian civilizations in northern Chile, including the Incas and the Chinchorro culture, suffered from chronic ... both highland and coastal cultures that lived in and around Chile’s Atacama Desert between 500 and 1450 AD. It was suspected that this ...

    aprilholloway - 16/04/2014 - 02:38

  7. Study of Atacama Skeleton Slammed as Scientifically Flawed and Unethical

    ... a decade ago in an abandoned town in the Atacama Desert of Chile and nicknamed "Ata." In analyzing this tiny mummified body, the Stanford ... her peers from Universities in the United States, Sweden and Chile, have highlighted a number of concerns about the ethics, skeletal and ...

    ancient-origins - 27/07/2018 - 02:00

  8. Is This a Tiny Alien Skeleton? Scientists Say “No”, But Not Everyone is Convinced

    ... in 2003 in La Noria, a ghost town in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Stories say her remains were laid to rest in a white cloth tied with ... Mummified specimen from the Atacama region of Chile. Frontal view of the skull of the Ata specimen. E. Smith ...

    Alicia McDermott - 23/03/2018 - 12:59

  9. Sun and Earth Aligned: Ancient Andean Calendar is Illuminated on the Atacama Desert

    ... On the winter solstice of 2017 a dedicated historian at Chile’s Pre-Columbian Art Museum in Santiago, Dr. Cecilia Sanhueza, was following a hunch in the Atacama Desert, Chile. She observed “a row of three cairns… and two square piles of stones, ...

    ashley cowie - 29/05/2018 - 13:57

  10. 7,000-year-old Chinchorro mummies are turning gelatinous

    The Chinchorro mummies of Chile survived more than 7,065 years without deteriorating until about 10 years ... museum of the University of Tarapacá in Arica, Chile, on the northwest coast of that South American country. The university ... people inhabited the coast of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile and southern Peru between 7000 and 1500 BC. They relied on fishing, ...

    Mark Miller - 11/03/2015 - 21:00

  11. Oldest Mummies in the World Are Turning into Black Slime

    The Chinchorro mummies of Chile, which have been preserved for at least 7,000 years, are turning into ... who inhabited the coast of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile and southern Peru between 7000 and 1500 B.C. The people of this culture ... Andes School children uncover 7,000-year-old mummy in Chile 7,000-year-old Chinchorro mummies are turning gelatinous ...

    aprilholloway - 29/10/2016 - 14:45

  12. Rights of the Dead and the Living Clash when Scientists Extract DNA from Human Remains

    The remains of a 6-inch long mummy from Chile are not those of a space alien, according to recently reported research. ... behind. The remains of a 6-inch long mummy from Chile are not those of a space alien, according to recently reported research ...

    ancient-origins - 09/04/2018 - 14:00

  13. Lethal Effects of Ancient Tobacco Consumption Identified in the Miscarried Baby of a Shamaness

    ... of that baby were found in a rock shelter in Northern Chile and have the earliest known traces of ancient tobacco found in biological ... of that baby were found in a rock shelter in Northern Chile and have the earliest known traces of ancient tobacco found in biological ...

    Alicia McDermott - 30/11/2018 - 18:58

  14. Dressed to Kill: The Vibrant Textiles Adorning these Incan Mummies Have a Lethal Secret

    ... on textiles buried with two Incan mummies sacrificed in Chile. Since making the find, they’ve warned other researchers to be wary of ... on textiles buried with two Incan mummies sacrificed in Chile. Since making the find, they’ve warned other researchers to be wary of ...

    Alicia McDermott - 29/07/2018 - 18:49

  15. New study sheds light on drug culture in Tiwanaku, Bolivia

    Unlike modern Man, ancient inhabitants of the Andes did not use mind-altering substances simply for their hedonistic pleasure. The use of alcohol and plant drugs was highly regulated and went hand-in-hand with their belief system and sacred rituals.

    aprilholloway - 04/09/2014 - 00:05

  16. Retiree Discovers Ancient Site in Chile Using Google Earth

    ... April Holloway Retiree Discovers Ancient Site in Chile Using Google Earth ...

    aprilholloway - 22/04/2013 - 12:37

  17. Critically Endangered South American Forests were Planted by Ancient Peoples

    ... archaeologists have found. Huge swathes of land in Chile, Brazil and Argentina are covered with millions of Araucaria, or monkey ... Araucaria branches. Conguillío National Park, Araucanía, Chile. ( CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Ancient Landscaping Dr Mark Robinson, from ...

    ancient-origins - 18/05/2018 - 13:56

  18. Paraphernalia Discovered in Bolivian Cave Shows Ancient Ayahuasca Use

    In 2001, American rapper Afroman released the sensational song “Because I Got High” in which he almost “cleaned his room” but got “high” instead. Now, it would appear that ancient cultures in South America were also going to clean their caves, but got “high”.

    ashley cowie - 07/05/2019 - 02:00

  19. The puzzling case of the Atacama Giant

    ... Nazca Lines of coastal Peru. Yet, in the Atacama Desert of Chile, there is another group of geoglyphs that are equally as impressive. ... of the Andes mountains, which extends across parts of Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. It is the harsh and barren landscape and the ...

    dhwty - 18/10/2014 - 13:15

  20. Civil War in Yemen Threatens Millennia-Old Mummies and Other Cultural Treasures

    ... Ancient Origins article , the Chinchorro mummies of Chile, which have been preserved for at least 7,000 years, are turning into ... in the world, at the museum in San Miguel de Azapa, Arica, Chile. ( CC BY 2.0 ) Chinchorro mummies are one of the wonders ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 08/07/2018 - 22:38

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