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TOPICS: History, Investigations, Anthropology, Technology
Ghosts of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. So why did the Incas abandon their city in the clouds? NOVA explores the extraordinary trail of clues that began in 1911 and continues to the present.
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Welcome to NOVA's "Lesson Ideas." This new feature mines NOVA's vast library to bring you a robust selection of interactives, video clips, and lesson plans you can use to make science come alive for your students. Come back each week for a new collection centered on a different topic area.
Subject areas covered: Social Studies, Anthropology/Archaeology, Forensics, Technology/Engineering

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Introduce the Program and Topics Present the program's overall science
or career topics to your students.
Use these resources to provide background for the lesson ideas suggested in the "Learn the Science" and "Discover Careers" sections.

Learn the Science Introduce key science topics and concepts with these media-rich resources.  
Investigate the mysterious people who built Machu Picchu.

Discover what forensics can reveal about a society.

Discover Careers See what it's like to work in the field.  
Related Careers
Find out about careers related to exploring Machu Picchu.

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