Could a lost tribe still be untouched by civilisation in the 21st century?
Yes, say authorities in Peru who have released footage of what is claimed to be a previously uncontacted group in the Amazon.
The discovery was made by Indepa, the country’s government-run agency for indigenous people.
“We have been able to find and casually meet voluntarily isolated populations or initiate first contact,” said Indepa President Mayta Capac Alatrista. “We suppose this contact was made because they went down to the streams in search of food because they are nomads.”
The tribe was apparently spotted during the monitoring of checkpoints aimed at keeping
unwanted visitors, notably illegal loggers, at a distance.
The skeletons of hunted animals and tribal tools have also been displayed as evidence that these really are the people that time forgot.