kottke.org posts about peru

The Bridge at Q'eswachaka

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 29, 2015

Each year, using traditional Incan techniques, communities along a canyon in Peru rebuild a rope bridge that has been in continuous use for hundreds of years.

That you can take thousands of thin grass stalks and, through the careful application of engineering and hard work, make them strong enough to hold the weight of several people over a canyon still seems magical. (via cynical-c)

The story of Don Benigno Anazco, who

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 06, 2006

The story of Don Benigno Anazco, who set out to singlehandedly repopulate the Incan region of Peru. Along the way, he married his daughter and killed his son-in-law.

Recent finds in Peru

posted by Jason Kottke   May 25, 2006

There's not enough information in this National Geographic story to figure out if the recent finds in Peru has anything to do with the Norte Chico civilization or not. "We found some old stuff somewhere in Peru"...thanks guys, let us know when you starting writing science news for the post-kindergarten crowd. Here's a bit more info on the discovery (still no connection to Norte Chico).