Discovery of 1,800-year-old 'Rosetta Stone' for tropical ice cores
Two annually dated ice cores drawn from the tropical Peruvian Andes reveal Earth's tropical climate history in unprecedented detail—year by year, for nearly 1,800 years.
Documentarians capture vampire bats on video feeding on juvenile penguins
Dakar Rally rapped over 20 million year fossil damage
Palaeontologists have warned that the Dakar Rally, which will thunder through Peru and Chile next month, poses a serious risk to whale and dolphin fossils dating back more than 20 million years.
New light on the Nazca Lines
The first findings of the most detailed study yet by two British archaeologists into the Nazca Lines – enigmatic drawings created between 2,100 and 1,300 years ago in the Peruvian desert – have been published ...
New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white
(Phys.org)—The great white shark is one of the largest living predatory animals and a magnet for media sensationalism, yet its evolutionary history is as misunderstood as its role as a menace.
Peru geologists strive to preserve whale cemetery
In arid southern Peru, geologists are fighting time and the elements to preserve a precious find: a vast whale cemetery dating back millions of years.
Forensic science used to determine who's who in pre-Columbian Peru
Analysis of ancient mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been used to establish migration and population patterns for American indigenous cultures during the time before Christopher Columbus sailed to the Americas. ...