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A Stairway to Heaven – Ruins with a View - Andean Airmail & PERUVIAN TIMES

Located in a deep canyon near the upper limit of the Aobamba River, Palcay is extremely difficult to reach. Decades later in 1985, American anthropologist- mountaineer, Johan Reinhard visited Palcay. He described it and another now lost again Inca site ...

How Ancient Mummies Helped This Soccer Player Get to the World Cup - National Geographic Australia

“It's one of the interesting ways that mummies can still speak to us from the past,” says archaeologist Johan Reinhard, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence who co-led the team that found three child mummies preserved in Andean Mountain ice in ...

Mummy returns: With Paolo Guerrero's return, Peru on a high at FIFA World Cup - The Indian Express

In March 1999, an American archaeologist named Johan Reinhard discovered frozen bodies of three children buried centuries ago in the Andes. Remarkably, these mummies played a crucial role in the last six months in ensuring Peru's captain got on the ...

The Forum - BBC News

Bridget Kendall learns about the secrets of Machu Picchu from leading archaeologists Lucy Salazar and Michael Malpass, celebrated mountaineer Johan Reinhard and writer Mark Adams. Show more. The ancient Inca town Machu Picchu is now the most ...

He May Actually Be the Most Interesting Man in the World - National Geographic

The discovery helped advance Reinhard's theories and anthropological research on the sacred beliefs and cultural practices of mountain people in the Andes and Himalaya. His later Andes expeditions led to the discovery of 14 more Inca human sacrifices, ...

Devastating Impact of Colonization on Indigenous Population Confirmed - Net Newsledger

Llull Maiden: DNA of The Doncela (The Maiden) Incan mummy found at Mount Llullaillaco, Argentina, in 1999, was used in the study. Credit Johan Reinhard. THUNDER BAY – SCIENCE – The first largescale study of ancient DNA from early American people ...

A girl's story - Prospect

On the 18th September 1995, the anthropologist Johan Reinhard, accompanied by the Andean guide, Miguel Zárate, found himself scaling the summit of the Ampato volcano (6,310 metres high) in southern Peru. They were not looking for prehistoric remains, ...

Coca, liquor: death meal for Inca teenager - Samples of hair, X-ray offer fresh insights - Calcutta Telegraph

B: An X-ray image of the interior of her mouth shows the coca quid in green held between the teeth; C and D: Three-dimensional images of the teen's skull (yellow), teeth (orange) and tongue (red), and the coca quid (green). Photograph by Johan Reinhard ...

Inca children were drugged with coca and alcohol before sacrifice - Science Daily (press release)

Date: August 6, 2013; Source: University of Copenhagen; Summary: Scientists have examined the bodies of three 500-year-old Inca children. This has given new, detailed knowledge about the old Ince ritual "capacocha" which also involved sacrificing ...

The Inca Sacred Center of Machu Picchu – a Love Letter - Andean Airmail & PERUVIAN TIMES

Peter said, personally, he remains most persuaded by the work of high mountain archaeologist Johan Reinhard, who suggests that Machu Picchu functioned primarily as a sacred center, where huge landscape alignments of mountain deities and celestial ...

Johan Reinhard is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at The Mountain Institute, West Virginia, a Visiting Professor at Catholic University, Salta, Argentina, and an Honorary Professor of Catholic University, Arequipa, Peru.

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Johan Reinhard, Llullaillaco volcano, 1999
Born (1943-12-13) December 13, 1943 (age 73)
Joliet, Illinois, United States
Citizenship  United States
Fields Anthropology, archaeology
Institutions National Geographic Society
Alma mater University of Arizona, University of Vienna
Website
www.johanreinhard.net

Johan Reinhard is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at The Mountain Institute, West Virginia, a Visiting Professor at Catholic University, Salta, Argentina, and an Honorary Professor of Catholic University, Arequipa, Peru.

Reinhard is famous for his discoveries of Inca mummies, frozen sacrifices on the peaks of the Andes in Peru and Argentina. He also has explored the sacred valleys of the Himalayas and performed underwater archaeology in some of the world's highest lakes. His investigations have led him to present theories to explain the mystery of the Nazca Lines, the giant desert drawings, pre-Hispanic ceremonial sites built on Andean mountain summits, and the ancient ceremonial centers of Machu Picchu, Chavin, and Tiahuanaco.