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Top 10 discoveries of the decade

Top 10 discoveries of the decade

A decade ago, archaeologists were summoned to investigate a scattering of human and camelid bones outside the modern city of Trujillo. They would soon learn that the 500-year-old remains belonged to the victims of a mass ritual sacrifice, the largest of its kind known in the Americas. In total, the skeletons of 200 llamas and […]

Tropical agriculture: appel à contributi

Tropical agriculture: appel à contributions

Alternative agro-ecological solutions based on scientific researh arise worldwide in order to find a sustainable balance beteen productivity, biodiversity conservation and food sovereignty. These are often drawn from age-old practices that have been passed down by Indigenous knowledge through centuries. The goal of this special issue is to provide a historical-ecological perspective of agricultural systems […]

La complexité des anciennes cités mayas

La complexité des anciennes cités mayas désormais démontrée

La détection, grâce à la technologie Lidar1, de milliers de ruines mayas au nord du Guatemala avait été révélée en janvier dernier. Leur analyse poussée est publiée le 28 septembre 2018 dans la revue Science par une collaboration internationale à laquelle ont participé deux chercheurs français, un archéologue du CNRS et un géographe de l’université Paris 8 […]