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Alumnus featured in National Geographic Expose

Photograph by Matthew Helmer, NG Grantee

Photograph by Matthew Helmer, NG Grantee

An LSU G&A alumnus working at the site of an ancient town in the coastal desert of northern Peru discovered —a multi-chamber tomb from the Chimú culture that held the remains of at least four people. Two were human sacrifices (above).

Mathew Helmer, a 2011 graduate of LSU G&A, was featured in National Geographic this week for his work on Samanco. According to National Geographic, Samanco spreads over some 75 acres in the Nepeña River valley. Most of its ruins belong to a small trading community that flourished between 800 and 200 B.C.

To read the article and view the photo gallery, click here.

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