Spurred by rising global demand for the metal, miners are destroying invaluable rainforest in Peru's Amazon basin
February 2012 | By Donovan Webster
Just miles from Peru’s Incan ruins lie artifacts from another era—beautiful Baroque churches that married Spanish design with indigenous culture
January 12, 2012 | By Rebecca Dalzell
The Incas were masters of their harsh climate, archaeologists are finding—and the ancient civilization has a lot to teach us today
September 07, 2011 | By Cynthia Graber
A huge dam on Peru's Inambari River will bring much-needed development to the region. But at what cost?
March 2011 | By Clay Risen
About 600 years ago, this city on the Pacific coast was the largest city in the Americas
March 2009 | By Bruce Hathaway
Controversy swirls as to whether an archaeologist's claim to fame as the discoverer of Machu Picchu has any merit
March 2009 | By Peter Eisner
Research at a 4,200-year-old temple in Peru yields clues to an ancient people who may have clocked the heavens
May 2007 | By Anne Bolen
In Peru, scientists discover the oldest solar observatory in the Americas
May 01, 2007 | By Eric Jaffe
Will the opening of a bridge give new life to the surrounding community or further encroach upon the World Heritage Site?
May 01, 2007 | By Whitney Dangerfield
As the climate warms in the cloud forests of the Andes, plants and animals must climb to higher, cooler elevations or die.
August 2006 | By Michael Tennesen
Peru's Caral suggests civilization emerged in the Americas 1,000 years earlier than experts believed
August 2002 | By Smithsonian magazine