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A child mummy found at high-altitude in the Andes. Source: Jason Quinn / CC by SA 3.0

High-Altitude Wonders: Frozen Child Mummies of the Andes (Video)

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The Andes Mountains in South America have been home to ancient civilizations for thousands of years. High-altitude archaeology has played a crucial role in uncovering their fascinating history. One of the most significant discoveries has been the remarkably well-preserved frozen mummies found in the region. These mummies have provided valuable insights into the lives of the Inca people, revealing details about their diet, medical practices, and social structure.

High-altitude archaeology has also uncovered other important artifacts, such as textiles, pottery, and tools. Through these discoveries, we gain a deeper appreciation for the remarkable achievements of the Inca civilization and their ability to adapt to the challenging mountain environment. High-altitude archaeology continues to reveal new insights into the past, enriching our understanding of the region's cultural history.

Top image: A child mummy found at high-altitude in the Andes. Source: Jason Quinn / CC by SA 3.0

By Robbie Mitchell

 
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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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