Here's How Peru's Ancient People Survived in the Treacherous Andes

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 15:23 in Paleontology & Archaeology

By about 7,000 years ago, ancient people who lived high in the Andes Mountains had developed bigger hearts and slightly higher blood pressure, among other adaptations, to better survive life at those treacherous heights, a new genetic analysis shows.

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