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The stone container with llama figurine and gold bracelet inside.  (Image: C. Delaere and J. Capriles, 2020/Antiquity)

Rare Underwater Inca Offering Pulled From Lake Titicaca

Archaeologists in Bolivia have recovered a fully intact underwater Inca offering containing a miniature llama figurine and a gold bracelet. The offering, dropped into Lake Titicaca some 500 years ago, provides key insights into Inca rituals and spiritual beliefs.

How Did the First Person Evolve?

We know humans haven’t always been around. After all, we wouldn’t have survived alongside meat-eating dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex. How the first person came about – and who their ancestors were (their grandparents, great-grandparents and so on) – is one of the biggest questions archaeologists have. Even today, it puzzles…