Llullaillaco


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Llullaillaco

(yo͞o'yīyä`kō), extinct volcano, 22,057 ft (6,723 m) high, on the border of Chile and Argentina. One of the highest peaks in the Andes and perpetually snowcapped, it overlooks a pass used for rail and highway traffic between Chile and Argentina.

Llullaillaco

 

a volcano in South America, in the south central Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina. Elevation, 6,723 m. The volcano is snow-covered. It emitted smoke in 1854.

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A motion was passed that vetoed the exhibition of human bodies in museums, which is only partly followed in the country, as seen in the case of the present exhibition of the Llullaillaco mummies in Salta.
On a frigid, windy afternoon in March 1999, Johan Reinhard, a renowned arch archaeologist (expert on prehistoric cultures), stands atop the summit of 6,700-meters-(22,100-feet) high Mount Llullaillaco (yul-ya-Ya-ko) in northern Argentina, tie watch, crew gingerly lowers team member Jaen upside down by his ankles into a 1.
The new discovery, made on Mount Llullaillaco, at Argentina's border with Chile, was announced Tuesday by Johan Reinhard, an American archeologist and mountaineer who led an American-Argentine-Peruvian expedition supported by the National Geographic Society.
In this area of Argentina, there are many other showings and deposits in this structurally prepared area, such as Cerro Samenta, El Camino, Llullaillaco, Rio Grande and Lindero.