Category: Issue 35

When, in 1911, the American explorer, Hiram Bingham, slashed his way through the South Peruvian forest to rediscover the Inca site of Machu Picchu, the world was rightly entranced. However, as this issue illustrates, there is much more to Peru than Machu Picchu.
Thus, the startled golden face, half child and half ‘space-cadet’, shown on the cover, was modelled by the Moche; people who lived along the Northern coast of Peru a thousand years before the Inca marched through the land. Found in 1987, it marked the site of the elite tombs of the ‘Lords of Sip

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Tombs of the Lords of Sipan

CWA investigates the unplundered tombs of the Moche culture ‘Lords of Sipan’, who were buried with dazzling splendour in the early centuries AD

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Roman Frontiers

The world’s largest archaeological site – the former frontiers of the Roman Empire – are to be given World Heritage Site status

Astroarchaeology

The final frontier for archaeological exploration? Daavid Miles examines the effects of human forays into outer space – and looks at the detritus left

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Domestication of Rice

Research on Chinese Neolithic sites aim to discover true date of rice domestication

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The Origins of Staple Food

Could the origins of agriculture be located in the well drained foothills of mountain chains rather than river valleys as previously thought?

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Dental News on Columbus Crew

Discoveries from South American graveyard thought to contain the dead from Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to the Americas

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