Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

From the New Wave "Verano returns to burial site 'before it's gone forever'"

February 11th, 2016

By Carol J. Schlueter

“John Verano cringed when he heard the news: Bulldozers were threatening to destroy the site in Peru where the Tulane University physical anthropologist, colleagues and students unearthed dozens of children and young llamas sacrificed and buried there nearly 700 years ago.

“We should think about asking for an emergency permit to dig some more of this before it’s gone forever,” he recalls telling his Peruvian colleague, archaeologist Gabriel Prieto.”

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Peru + People
Daniel Bausch
Associate Professor - Public Health & Tropical Medicine