Mass Human Sacrifice? Pile of Ancient Skulls Found
Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of skulls in Mexico that may have once belonged to human sacrifice victims. The skulls, which date between A.D. 600 and 850, may also shatter existing notions about the ancient culture of the area.Genomes Show Indians Influx to Australia 4,000 Years Ago
Some aboriginal Australians can trace as much as 11% of their genomes to migrants who reached the island around 4,000 years ago from India, a study suggests. Along with their genes, the migrants brought different tool-making techniques and the ancestors of the dingo, researchers say.Ecuadorian tribe gets reprieve from oil intrusion
An indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon has won a reprieve after building up an arsenal of spears, blowpipes, machetes and guns to fend off an expected intrusion by the army and a state-run oil company.Archaeologists unearth 5,000-year cache of magnetic rocks and crystal 'shaman' stones in Panama cave
Archaeologists estimate that the items have remained hidden from view inside a cave for nearly 5,000 years.
To slake the overwhelming thirst for electricity of São Paulo and the surrounding metropolis, as well as its growing industry, Brazil is preparing to build the third largest hydroelectric dam in the world on the Xingu River, a major tributary of the Amazon.