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Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain

by David CarballoMexico of five centuries ago was witness to one of the most momentous encounters between human societies, when a group of Spaniards led by Hernando Cortés joined forces with tens of...

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Teotihuacan: The World Beyond the City

by David M. Carballo (Editor), Kenneth G. Hirth (Editor), Barbara Arroyo (Editor)Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (2020)Teotihuacan was a city of major importance in the Americas between...

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Machu Picchu was built over major fault zones. Now, researchers think they know why

Source: Science MagazineArchaeologists and architects alike have long wondered why 15th century Incans built the grand citadel of Machu Picchu where they did, high in the remote Andes atop a narrow...

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How the people of the Andes evolved to live in high altitudes

Source: Science MagazineScarce oxygen, cold temperatures, and intense ultraviolet radiation make the Andes a tough place to live. How did humans adapt to such heights? A new study of ancient and...

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Modern chocolate shaped like Maya glyphs, the written language they used to communicate

Source: Science MagazineYour Hershey bar may have been worth its weight in gold in Mayan times. A new study reveals that chocolate became its own form of money at the height of Mayan opulence—and that...

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South America’s Inca civilization was better at skull surgery than Civil War doctors

Source: Science MagazineCranial surgery without modern anesthesia and antibiotics may sound like a death sentence. But trepanation—the act of drilling, cutting, or scraping a hole in the skull for...

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Aymaras tejen dispositivos para el corazón en Bolivia

Fuente: SciDev   [LA PAZ] La combinación de ciencia y habilidades ancestrales en Bolivia está permitiendo elaborar dispositivos únicos y apropiados para rehabilitar a niños que nacen con defectos...

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Some dogs were royalty, others were dinner in ancient Mayan culture

Source: Science MagazineIf you were top dog in Mayan Latin America, you might be an honored guest at the king’s feast. But if not, you’d likely end up as the main course of someone else’s. That’s the...

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Stupid Truck Driver Drove Right Over the Nazca Lines

Source: GizmodoThere’s a 2,000-year-old archaeological mystery preserved in Southern Peru: enormous images carved into the desert by unknown ancient artists. The beautiful Nazca Lines depict birds,...

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Face of the woman who ruled Peru 1,700 Years ago revealed

Source: MercoPressThe face of the Lady of Cao, considered to be a queen who ruled northern Peru 1,700 years ago, was revealed on Tuesday thanks to 3D technology developed by private companies, as was...

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2016, McDonough, Nahua intellectuals in postconquest Mexico

The learned ones : Nahua intellectuals in postconquest MexicoAuthor:    Kelly S McDonoughPublisher:    Tucson, Arizona : The University of Arizona Press, 2016....

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