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Tuesday, July 24

National Geographic Fall of Ancient Peruvian Societies Linked With El Niņo: "Indigenous people who lived on the coast of northern Peru began building large temple complexes about 5,800 years ago. The development of their culture, as seen in the elaborate temple building and public art discovered in the area, occurred even before the pyramids in Egypt were built. The Peruvians continued building the complexes for nearly 3,000 years. But evidence indicates that around 2800 B.C., the sites were abandoned. Scientists working in Peru think they know why." We previously pointed to another story about this research.

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