The Author

Kim MacQuarrie

Kim MacQuarrie is a writer, a four-time Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, and an anthropologist. He was educated in France, the U.S. and Peru. MacQuarrie is the author of four books on Peru and lived in that country for five years. During that time, MacQuarrie lived with a recently-contacted tribe of indigenous Amazonians, called the Yora. It was MacQuarrie's experience filming a nearby group of indigenous people, whose ancestors still remembered their contacts with the Inca Empire, that ultimately led him to investigate and then to write his latest book, The Last Days of the Incas. Currently FX Channel is developing the book as a 13-part scripted television series. MacQuarrie is presently finishing a book about a 4,500-mile journey, from Colombia to Tierra del Fuego, along the spine of the Andes. It will be published in 2014.

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How Inca Postal Runners Delivered Their Emperor Fresh Fish From the Sea

Posted on April 1st, 2014

Note: the Incas built one of the greatest roadways in the world, called the Qhapaq Ñan, or “beautiful roadway.” It stretched for more than 2,500 miles in length, from Colombia to mid-Chile, covered more than 26,000 miles of roadway. A tiny stretch of that roadway, which ends at Machu Picchu, is what is now known as […]

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Peru Approves Gas Project Within Native Reserve

Posted on March 18th, 2014

(Note: the author of this blog lived in this area of Peru with the recently contacted Nahua (Yora) in the late 1980s. The uncontacted Nahua’s land was originally invaded in the early 1980s by Royal Dutch Shell Oil, which detonated explosive charges in their territory. The invasion ultimately led to the Nahua’s contact with the […]

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Royal Pre-Inca Tomb Discovered With Thousand-Year-Old Wari Queens

Posted on June 30th, 2013

First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru Three queens were buried with golden treasures, human sacrifices. National Geographic Published June 27, 2013 It was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America’s earliest empire between 700 and 1000 A.D. Yet it wasn’t […]

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FX Channel Developing 10-12-Part Series on book, “The Last Days of the Incas” by Kim MacQuarrie

Posted on April 2nd, 2013

       (Author Kim MacQuarrie at the Inca ruins of Pisac in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru)   FX Developing Limited Series About The Fall Of The Inca Empire Deadline Hollywood By NELLIE ANDREEVA April 2, 2013 FX is adding another project to its growing slate of event limited series. The cable […]

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