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  • Pre-Inca Ruins Emerrging From Peru's Cloud Forests (Chapapoyas)

    09/23/2004 8:09:38 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 8,770+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 9-16-2004 | John Roach
    Pre-Inca Ruins Emerging From Peru's Cloud Forests John Roach for National Geographic News September 16, 2004 On the eastern slope of the Andes mountains in northern Peru, forests cloak the ruins of a pre-Inca civilization, the size and scope of which explorers and archaeologists are only now beginning to understand. Known as the Chachapoya, the civilization covered an estimated 25,000 square miles (65,000 square kilometers). The Chachapoya, distinguished by fair skin and great height, lived primarily on ridges and mountaintops in circular stone houses. Sean Savoy, leader of the Gran Saposoa-El Dorado IV Expedition (July-August 2004), points out a stone...
  • Science Is Eating His Dust (Adventurer exploring Chachapoya civilization of Peru)

    12/08/2004 10:31:09 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 36 replies · 883+ views
    LA Times via Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 7, 2004 | Thomas H. Maugh
    Gene Savoy plunged into the Peruvian jungle half a century ago in search of the fabled El Dorado, a lost Incan city so wealthy that its king reputedly walked coated in gold dust. Now semiretired, Savoy never found El Dorado. But along the way, he became the world's foremost chronicler of a forgotten civilization known as the Chachapoya — and a blight to traditional archeologists. Savoy, 79, is among the last of a dying breed — the swashbuckling adventurer whose expeditions plow through the world's rain forests in search of lost history. The tension between Savoy and the archeological establishment...