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Sunday, July 22

Dallas Morning News The Dallas Morning News: Science: "Striking evidence of mudslides caused by El Niņo's prehistoric presence is seen at a site called Manchay Bajo. Here, a wall was built in an attempt to mitigate mudslides, says Richard Burger, an archaeologist on the research team and director of the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, Conn. The wall was apparently intended to protect the temple from mudslides that would travel down nearby ravines during heavy rainfall. "The wall runs for almost a kilometer [about 5/8 mile]. Most of it is about 20 feet high,' he says. 'It's a huge amount of labor. So that suggests that they took the El Niņo problem very seriously.'" More evidence about of the impact of the Andes's complex environment over the ages.

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