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.
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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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En el caso de los ninos de Llullaillaco, los reclamos por parte de las comunidades aborigenes se han centrado principalmente en un punto clave, que es el hecho de que la extraccion de los cuerpos de los ninos constituye un hecho de profanacion.
(17) Especificamente para los casos de las momias halladas en el Volcan Llullaillaco (Provincia de Salta) durante 1999, y los trabajos de arqueologia subacuatica, en especial el rescate de la Corbeta Swift por parte del Instituto Nacional de Antropologia y Pensamiento Latinoamericano (Ramundo 2008e).
Their frozen remains were found in 1999 at a shrine 6ft from the summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a 22,000ft-high volcano on the border of Argentina and Chile.
* To climb Llullaillaco, contact Andes (01556 503 929; www.andes.org.uk), or Chile-based Southern Cross Adventure (+56 2 639 6591; www.scadventure.com)
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 1.8-meter (6-ft) deep, lark pit.
Asimismo, las semejanzas formales entre este tipo de camelidos estilizados representados en estos y otros grabados y las figurinas metalicas halladas en diversos lugares del Tawantinsuyu, como por ejemplo las de las capacochas de los cerros Llullaillaco y Aconcagua (Ceruti 1997, 2003; Reinhard 1994; Schobinger et al.