Photo: First Known Gunshot Victim in Americas Discovered



Pierced by a Spanish musket ball during a 1536 uprising in Peru, this skull belonged to an Inca man who was the Western Hemisphere's first gunshot victim, archaeologists announced on June 20, 2007.

Photograph by Elena Goycochea, copyright 2007 National Geographic/Puruchuco-Huaquerones Archaeological Project


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