First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru

First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in PeruIt was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000 A.D. Yet it wasn't happiness that Milosz Giersz felt when he first glimpsed gold in the dim recesses of the burial chamber in northern Peru.

Brazilian Tribe Re-Occupies Farm after Deadly Clash

Brazilian Tribe Re-Occupies Farm after Deadly ClashThe Terena indigenous group says the ranch, which belongs to a local politician, lies on their ancestral land, BBC reported Saturday.
On Thursday one of their members was shot as police evicted the group from the site, which it had occupied for two weeks.

Shaman 'rainmaking' center discovered in South Africa

Shaman A towering "rain control" site, where shamans would have asked the gods to open up the skies centuries ago, has been discovered in South Africa. Located in a semiarid area of the country, near Botswana and Zimbabwe, the site of Ratho Kroonkop (RKK) sits atop a 1,000-foot-tall (300 meters) hill and contains two naturally formed "rock tanks."

Cultures of 'magic' and healing

Cultures of Historically, traditional medicine has been frowned on by modern Western medicine. While some swear by ancient practices, some cultural traditions have become increasingly dangerous. Already more than 20 young men have died in South Africa after undergoing traditional Xhosa circumcision ceremonies.

As Belo Monte Dam Project Speeds Up, Indigenous Tribe Feels Pain

As Belo Monte Dam Project Speeds Up, Indigenous Tribe Feels PainFor over 20 years, the indigenous tribes of the Brazilian Amazon have protested the world's third-largest dam, the Belo Monte. In 1989, a gripping image captured just how seriously the Indians took the issue: a photo showed Tuíra, a woman warrior of the Kayapó tribe, threatening to slice the face of an engineer with her machete at a meeting between Indians and dam officials.