CWA investigates the unplundered tombs of the Moche culture ‘Lords of Sipan’, who were buried with dazzling splendour in the early centuries AD
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
The world’s largest archaeological site – the former frontiers of the Roman Empire – are to be given World Heritage Site status
Inside report on the newly – uncovered Bronze Age elite burials of Ban Non Wat
The final frontier for archaeological exploration? Daavid Miles examines the effects of human forays into outer space – and looks at the detritus left
Excavations from Kazakhstan reveal horse domestication to be some 5,500 years old
Earliest evidence for maize domestication found in Mexico
Research on Chinese Neolithic sites aim to discover true date of rice domestication
Animal bones used to analyse ancient diets
Could the origins of agriculture be located in the well drained foothills of mountain chains rather than river valleys as previously thought?
News Extra from Brian Fagan
Discoveries from South American graveyard thought to contain the dead from Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to the Americas
David Turner tours Diriyah, Saudi Arabia