Posted on Monday, 23 May, 2011 | 34 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: CC 2.0 Alexandre Buisse
A new study has discovered that the ancient Incas owed a lot to the excrement of the common llama.
2,700 years ago the Incas switched from hunter-gathering to agriculture, allowing their people to flourish in the area around Machu Picchu. Archaeologists have determined that what facilitated this change was an ample supply of effective fertilizer with which to grow crops or in other words - llama droppings.
"One of the world's greatest ancient civilisations may have been built on llama droppings, a new study has found."