Artifacts reveal that early humans adapted to very high elevations

October 23, 2014 10:19 PM

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Archaeologists have discovered evidence for 12,000-year-old human settlements in the Andes at more than 14,200 feet above sea level. The sites are higher than any human settlement from the same period anywhere in the world.

Some 370 miles south-southeast of the Peruvian capital of Lima as the condor flies, lies a small valley nestled between two volcanoes high in the Andes Mountains.

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