June 28, 2018

Scientific Analysis of 2,000 Year Old Paracas Mummies in Southern Peru

Archaeologists uncovered 2,000 year old mummies at the site of Wari Kayan in southern Peru in 1925. Researchers are now studying the hair of 14 of the mummies with advanced technology to determine their diet. Using isotope analysis. They found that these coastal dwelling people ate a lot of seafood, corn, and drank corn beer. Their food consumption varied little in the months before their deaths.

The findings were published in the March issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science.

The report is at Live Science;
https://www.livescience.com/49892-peru-mummy-hair-diet.html

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