Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The Times
A crew working on the dig handles stones that are part of the outer walls at Kuelap, the domain of the Chachapoya. Many bones and entire skeletons were embedded in the exterior ramparts. The Chachapoya are believed to have thrived from around 800 to about 1540, the last 70 years or so under the domination of their empire-minded neighbors, the Inca, and then the Spanish.
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