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fossilized child in Peru mass sacrifice site

SACRIFICIAL STARE  Discoveries at the site of the largest known mass sacrifice of children included this shroud-covered youngster lying next to a llama and a rope that was used to lead the llama. The Peruvian site dates to around 1450.

illustration of a dragon breathing fire

Dragon fire is the realm of fantasy. But if a dragon did exist, nature has the tools to give it fire-breathing abilities.

giant ground sloths, Megatherium

PREDATOR OR PREY?  Giant ground sloths like Megatherium, illustrated here, were elephant-sized herbivores that, with sharp claws and thick muscle, would have been difficult for prehistoric humans to hunt — though that doesn’t appear to have been a deterrent.

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