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Inca Skeletons Show Evidence of Spanish Brutality


Science & Tech  (tags: Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, report, researchers, incas, inca cemeteries, skeletons, skulls, spaniards, violence, weapons, evidence )

Maria
- 3215 days ago - wired.com
If bones could scream, a bloodcurdling din would be reverberating through a 500-year-old cemetery in Peru. Human skeletons unearthed there have yielded the first direct evidence of Inca fatalities caused by Spanish conquerors.



   

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Bonnie A (76)
Friday April 2, 2010, 5:03 pm
Thanks Maria! Fascinating! Surprised to see so much gun, because the gun nof the period was not very good. Noted.
 

AA S (136)
Friday April 2, 2010, 9:18 pm
How horrible. "Many Spaniards who helped Francisco Pizarro conquer the Incas were fortune-seekers, not soldiers" Hah. The root of all evil indeed. Very interesting, thank you.
 

Kimberley R (11)
Sunday April 4, 2010, 12:58 am
Interesting article, thanks for the information. I didn't know much of the information before.
 

Bonny Hartig (2)
Sunday April 4, 2010, 1:26 am
I really enjoyed this article, the destruction of a life is tragic, more so when done for greed
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Sunday April 4, 2010, 2:02 am
Interesting! Its all about greed..
Noted.
 

(0)
Sunday April 4, 2010, 12:56 pm
So interesting!
 

Bracha Katz (31)
Sunday April 4, 2010, 1:00 pm
this is haunting. it's no wonder that some indian tribes don't want to celebrate the day colombus discovered america.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Sunday April 4, 2010, 9:25 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

eileen k (1)
Sunday April 4, 2010, 11:11 pm
Quite an interesting story, Maria, and haunting, too. It's so sad that outright greed for the riches of the Inca brought about such horrific death and destruction. As Tara says, it's no wonder that some Indian tribes don't want to celebrate the day Columbus discovered America.

You said it right, Tara. Certainly, no Central or South American Indian tribes would celebrate the day Columbus discovered America,stepping onto the island he named Hispaniola - currently, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Thanks again, Maria.
 
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