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Ancient South American Civilizations Bloomed in the Desert Thanks to Seabird Poop

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The Atacama Desert's extreme aridity challenged its residents, but it was a huge advantage for Santana-Sagredo and colleagues as they searched for clues to the success of the ancient desert farmers. Human remains and scraps of ancient foods can be extraordinarily well preserved after drying out in the region's ancient villages, burial mounds and cemeteri