The National Geographic Society-funded project “The skin microbiome of Llullaillaco mummies: A non-invasive approach.” aims to study through noninvasive methods the health status and living conditions of the Llullaillaco children to gain insights into the collapse of the Inca empire and the pathogen-health interaction in South America before the European contact. The project is performed in close collaboration with our partners in the Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña, Salta (Argentina).
With pioneer methodologies and an interdisciplinary team, we aim to bring new genetic and historical data that can be used to understand past societies
Collaborators of the project:
- Dagmara Socha, University of Warsaw (Poland)
- Gabriela Recagno, Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña, Salta (Argentina)
- Mario Bernaski, Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña, Salta (Argentina)