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Technology: Ideology, Economics and Power in the Andes

Organizers: Bill Sillar, Viviana Siveroni and Miguel Fuentes
UCL, Institute of Archaeology
15th– 18th June 2015

Economic and ideological concerns both influenced the development and deployment of ancient technologies, and researchers working in the Andes have been at the forefront of archaeological studies of these issues. 217 more words


Today marks the halfway point in our year in Ecuador. The past 6 months have been full of adventures, exploration, and immersing ourselves in the beauty and magic of the Andes, Amazon, and mountain lowlands. 69 more words

The other side

The other side http://ift.tt/1yu82G0 +valterpatrial +500px April 14, 2015 at 08:59PM: Beagle Channel is a strait in Tierra del Fuego Archipelago on the extreme southern tip of South America partly in Chile and partly in Argentina. 55 more words


Mountaineer Mastan's body likely to be brought to India by end of the week

It’s been 12 days since one of India’s top mountaineers Malli Mastan Babu was found dead on April 3 in the Andes. On Monday his body was finally recovered from the mountain and brought down to Tucuman town in northern Argentina where it is being examined and embalmed in a hospital and readied for the long flight back to India.”The whole process of embalming, essential in this case, takes about three days. 290 more words


The enchanting Arequipa Region. - Part one.

The beauties of the city of Arequipa are just part of what the region has to offer, I took an organized tour with a travel agency placed next to the Monasterio de Santa Catalina. 232 more words


Andean Avocet, Recurvirostra andina, Antofagasta, Chile

Skimming the surface for plankton and other invertebrates, a pair of Andean Avocet, Recurvirostra andina feed at the Atacama Salt lake in Antofagasta, Chile.

A specialist of high Andean salt flats, this lean bird is a usual companion to flamingos and other birds from the Altiplano. 8 more words

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I love mountains. Rocky lumps that burst out of the ground to deliver a beautiful backdrop and make a landscape look stunning. Sugar coat the top in a covering of snow and a blue sky and I’m extremely happy snapping away with my camera. 590 more words