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Ancient Amazon civilisation laid bare by felled forest

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Ancient Amazon civilisation laid bare by felled forest

Post by annis » Sun December 13th, 2009, 7:30 pm

Just came across this interesting article fron the "New Scientist"

Signs of what could be a previously unknown ancient civilisation are emerging from beneath the felled trees of the Amazon. Some 260 giant avenues, ditches and enclosures have been spotted from the air in a region straddling Brazil's border with Bolivia.

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http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2 ... orest.html

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon December 14th, 2009, 4:25 pm

Ok, if deforestation has helped to uncover this potential civilization, doesn't that mean that the place had been deforested before to build the city? Is it possible that the forest is actually a recent development in millions of years of history?

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