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Mummified parrots point to trade in the ancient Atacama desert


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Ancient Egyptians mummified cats, dogs, ibises and other animals, but closer to home in the South American Atacama desert, parrot mummies reveal that between 1100 and 1450 CE, trade from other areas brought parrots and macaws to oasis communities, according to an international and interdisciplinary team.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/HomoUHQBKcY

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