History Stories
Researchers May Be Closer to Solving Ancient Inca Mystery
January 6, 2016

Archaeologists hope a recently discovered stash of khipu, a system of strings and knots used by the ancient Inca civilization, will help them decode this mysterious mode of information storage. Read More

DNA From Inca Child Mummy Reveals Early Genetic Diversity
November 16, 2015

By analyzing the DNA of an Inca boy sacrificed to the gods more than 500 years ago, researchers have found evidence of the genetic diversity that predated the Spanish conquest. Read More

Countries Seek Official Protection for Ancient Inca Road
June 20, 2014

Six countries are lobbying the United Nations to grant protected status to the Qhapaq Ñan, a 3,000-year-old road that runs down the Pacific coast of South America. Read More

Popcorn Was Popular in Ancient Peru, Discovery Suggests
January 20, 2012

Nearly seven millennia before movie nights and microwaves, humans snacked on popcorn, according to a new study. Read More