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Thursday, April 26

New York Times Archaeological Site in Peru Is Called Oldest City in Americas: "'This site just consumed labor,' Dr. Haas said, and obviously had a lot to consume. Caral and nearby sites represented a flourishing, well- developed society, with enough food, other resources and organization to build these great mounds. 'There's a surplus at these sites,' Dr. Haas said, 'and it's not going into storage of foodstuffs. It's going into construction.'" An excellent article that explores some of the ramifications of this archaeological breakthrough. It's not gold or mummies, but it makes us rethink how human kind inhabited the Andes.

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