University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Melissa Murphy

From Bare Bones to Mummified: Insights from an Inca Cemetery

Research Notes

By: Melissa Murphy

Archaeologists moved quickly with the astonishing discovery of an Inca cemetery underneath the village of Tupac Amaru, located six miles outside of Lima, Peru. Plans to provide running water and electricity for the village residents were postponed for urgent salvage excavations to preserve the human remains and associated artifacts buried in the cemetery that is known as Puruchuco-Huaquerones. Running water and electricity would not come […]