Scientists rush to stop 'accelerated' decaying of 7,000-year-old Chilean mummies
'Momia cultura chinchorro año 3000 AC' by Pablo Trincado - originally posted to Flickr as cultura chinchorro año 3000 AC. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – @ParkstBrett An ancient people living along the coasts of modern-day Chile and Peru called the Chinchorro are the first-known population of human to practice mummification, around 5050 BC, and quite a number of the mummies have been uncovered over the years. Recently, Chinchorro mummy specimens in Chilean museums have begun to…