Mummified Parrots Found In The Atacama Desert Transported Hundreds Of Miles While Alive

When studying ancient civilizations, if you considered valuable while you are alive, this is a great place to start cemeteries for high-ranking people if you want to get an idea. Everything from alcohol to jewelry to even pets is stuck alongside the once rich corpses.

The ancient Egyptians feared cats, dogs, and ibis were among the mammals – but elsewhere on the planet, it seems that is the preferred burial ground for parrots. A new study published in the Journal of the National Academy of Sciences Processes provides a systematic review of the first type of social networks that encouraged heaven and earth to get parrots and moccasins across the Andes – alive – finally the Atacama Desert in northern Chile between 1100 and 1450 AD.

Although these birds were not indigenous to the region, their burials have been identified in ancient tombs, revealing influential distances from ancient civilizations willing to trade in search of shepherd friends. “Also, an amateur archaeologist from Chile sent a complete tombstone and offering of natural history to the American Museum of New York from the same site in the early 1990s.”

The Atacama Desert is the driest in the world, yet archaeological records show evidence of burial feathers. Some of these were stored and stored inside the box, displaying their value as intact items. The region has also featured mummified birds in the past, with species (without their dying) having to migrate across the 3,050-meter (10,000-foot) high Andes, where hardy terrain and sudden winter snaps are common. To run their analyzes, the team looked at archive collections, studying bird remains found between 1000 and 1460 – a time when the sun was setting over the Tiwanaku Empire when the Inca were approaching.

They looked at 27 complete or partial remains of Scarlet Macaw and Amazon parrots from five sites in Atacama to establish how many and what kind of birds made 300 and miles through zoo analysis, isotopic dietary reconstruction, radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA testing (483 Kilometers) Journey from the Amazon. The condition of these animals, even after many centuries, proves that animal welfare was low on the priority rosters of the inhabitants of Atacama, as they seem to have regularly pulled their feathers into life.

Moreover, the disciplined positions of the birds were unusual, some with their mouths open and tongues preserved outside, or others with wings spread. Said Capriles in a statement, “We have no idea why such discipline was maintained.”

“These seem to have been removed through their cloaca (a common excrement and reproductive opening), which helped preserve them. Many times they were wrapped in textiles or bags.” “It’s clear that humans valued these birds as extremely valuable and so how can we uniquely observe the past of their remains in human-animal relationships.