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Decay of 7000-year-old mummies attributed to climate change

Arica - The mummies of the Chinchorro culture, deemed the world’s oldest, are being threatened by environmental and biological issues that experts link to climate change. The Chinchorro Indians lived about 9,000 years ago in the coast of the Atacama Desert.
 

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Head of a black mummy from the Chinchorro culture  found in Northern Chile.
Head of a black mummy from the Chinchorro culture, found in Northern Chile.
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Chinchorro mummies on display at the Archaeological and Anthropological Museum of San Miguel de Azap...
Chinchorro mummies on display at the Archaeological and Anthropological Museum of San Miguel de Azapa, near Arica, Chile.
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