National Geographic : 1998 Jul
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC sAssignment * INCA MUMMIES Johan Online It was high-altitude, high-tech for Johan Reinhard. The Illinois-born anthropolo gist, a 30-year climbing veteran who has scaled more than a hundred Andean peaks, made notes on a laptop, cruised the World Wide Web, and sent e-mail during excavations on Peru's 20,700-foot Nevado Ampato. After finding a 500 year-old Inca mummy, Johan used a satel lite hookup and called colleagues in Arequipa to bring supplies for five more days at the site. "I also waited out a snow storm," he says, "talking on the phone." JOSEANTONIOCHAVEZ NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN 0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBYTHENATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,114517THST.N.W.,WASHINGTON,D.C . 20036-4688.$27.00A YEAR,$5.00A COPY. PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDAT WASHINGTON,D.C ., ANDELSEWHERE.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTONATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,PO.BOX 63002,TAMPA,FLORIDA33663-3002.