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Amazonian Geoglyphs May Be Remnants of a Lost Civilization

Amazonian Geoglyphs May Be Remnants of a Lost Civilization

The current (and some would say tragic) deforestation of the Amazonian rainforest has given archeologists a small – and some would say ‘ironic’ – benefit. As the trees disappear, evidence appears of what may be a lost civilization that lived in the area 4,000 years ago and conducted the first human alteration of the forest, creating what are now being called (as all other geoglyphs must now be called) Amazonian Stonehenges.

The fact that these sites lay hidden for centuries beneath mature rainforest really challenges the…

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