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Andean orchids – not so ancient

Orchids are a key element of Andean plant life, but despite their importance and abundance, particularly epiphytic orchids (plants that grow on other plants) their origin has not yet been studied in great detail. "Orchids are not only popular in ... read more

AP PHOTOS: Incan festival pays homage to sun across Andes

Aymara Indians hold up their hands to receive the first rays of sunlight in a New Year's ritual at the ruins of the ancient city of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, early Thursday, June 21, 2018. Bolivia's Aymara indigenous communities are celebrating the Andean new ... read more

Ancient Incan Civilization Skull Surgeries Were So Advanced It Took Others Centuries to Catch Up

“We do not know how the ancient Peruvians prevented infection, but it seems that they did a good job of it,” Kushner said in the statement. “Neither do we know what they used as anesthesia, but since there were so many [cranial surgeries] they must h ... read more

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Skull-drilling: The ancient roots of modern neurosurgery

Over the years, archeologists across the world have unearthed many ancient and medieval ... medicinal purposes by Andean populations for centuries. "[We still do not] know what they used as [anesthetic], but since there were so many [cranial surgeries ... read more


Broadcasts in a Native Language, Speaking to Every Corner of Peru

Quechua was developed by the ancient Incas, and the only word for ball that he ... had been to interpret what he sees on the field and connect it to Andean culture, so his audience can relate to the emotion he is trying to convey. “Our worldview has ... read more

The Ancient Andean Tradition of Eating Clay May Have Helped To Protect Health

"But they are not so toxic that they are going to do you harm if you eat ... Making chuño is considered an ancient Andean practice and allows for year-round potato storage. Some Peruvian scientists think that the same characteristics that allow the ... read more

Trepanation: Sometimes You Needed A Hole In The Head - And Incans Were Really Good At It

It sounds garish now, but ancient Peruvians were surprisingly adept at it, so adept that Incan "neurosurgeons" had twice ... have been found in the coastal regions and the Andean highlands of Peru, the earliest dating back to about 400 B.C. That's more ... read more

30X30: With six films down, only 24 more to go

Seriously, a notorious bank robber already so well-known that he's often recognized in the street, brazenly waltzes into a posh California resort, a couple of inexperienced goons at his side, and seems not to have ... to build a trans-Andean railway ... read more

Remarkable skill of ancient Peru's cranial surgeons

"We do not know how the ancient Peruvians prevented infection, but it seems that they did a good job of it. Neither do we know what they used as anesthesia, but since there were so many (cranial ... coastal regions and the Andean highlands of Peru, the ... read more

The Inca Were Better at Skull Surgery Than Civil War Doctors

“We do not know how the ancient Peruvians prevented infection, but it seems that they did a good job of it,” he continued. “Neither do we know what they used as anesthesia, but since there were so many [cranial surgeries] they must have used ... read more



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