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