How to Read the Secrets in a Skeleton
Haagen Klaus studies the ancient and mysterious remains of societies along Peru’s northern coastal areas. A recent project has seen him racing against the clock in the modern-day town of Olmos to rescue skeletons from a looming construction project and the scathing rains of El Niño. Here, Klaus picks up his story beginning the morning after a torrential rainstorm.
The morning after torrential rains and an exploding transformer had made the hotel go dark, electricity was restored, and just after dawn I peered outside the hotel. The rains had temporarily ceased. But their aftermath left Olmos a muddy mess and drove daytime humidity to unpleasantly high levels. Walking across streets and even sidewalks involved slogging through a lot of mud. Yet the local townspeople were glad. For several months, Olmos had —> Read More Here