Study of mummies' hair gives researchers insight into Incan ritual

07/29/2013 | Nature (free content)

Researchers studying the hair of three Incan mummies found that one had large amounts of alcohol and coca in its system, which may have been used as a sedative in a sacrificial ritual. The findings by archaeologists from the University of Bradford in the U.K. are helping them understand the ancient Andean ritual known as capacocha.

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