Over at the New Yorker, staff writer David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (which we reviewed here), gives an update of some of the recent findings of Pre-Colombian mounds and earthworks in the Upper Amazon basin of Brazil – some of the first traces of advanced civilization in the region. He describes how “In cleared-away areas of the upper Amazon basin, researchers, using satellite imagery, have recently pinpointed a vast network of monumental earthworks, including geometrically aligned roads and structures, constructed by a hitherto unknown civilization,” and references a recent report published in the journal Antiquity.
Thank you World Hum for bringing this to our attention.
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