The retrospective history of Native Americans
in the Andean Region as a whole

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The documents here are for the history of Native Americans in the ancient Andean Region. For the modern history of the Incas, see the history of Native Americans in Peru

The costume of the Inca
By Eric R. Harris, November 2000. A summary of the dress and ornament of the ancient Inca, including special forms of dress.
Peru yields another long-lost Inca city
By Thomas H. Maugh II, DAWN, 10 June 2002. A British-American team has discovered what appears to be one of the last refuges of the Incas before their civilization was destroyed by the Spanish in 1572. The site, called Cota Coca, is the second Inca settlement recently discovered. In March, a National Geographic Society team discovered a mountaintop settlement - probably used for mining and religious ceremonies - at Cerro Victoria.
Peruvian Artifacts Returned To Peru
From U.S. FBI, 24 September 2000. The illicit trade in art and cultural artifacts has increased dramatically in recent years, including pillaging archeological sites and illegally exporting objects protected by international laws. Thieves broke into the royal tomb of the Lord of Sipan, of the Moche Civilization (100 B.C. to 700 A.D.). The tomb is comparable to that of King Tut in Ancient Egypt.
Terraces, Rubbish Dump Found at Peru's Machu Picchu
Reuters, 7 June 2002. Archeologists doing maintenance at the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu have found new stone terraces, water channels, a rubbish dump and a wall dividing the site's urban sector from its temples. Machu Picchu is near the southern Andean city of Cusco, some 684 miles southeast of Lima. Cusco was capital of the mighty Inca empire from the 13th to the 16th century. The Inca empire stretched from Colombia to Chile.