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Terra Preta, “The Lost City of Z,” Amazon Mystery


For background do click on the NYT article.  To those who think that there may be some validity to the notion that early explorers were right in their reports of a large population density in the Amazon backcountry where soil quality would indicate … Continue reading

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The Americas: The old New World


The tragic demise of the Americas’ native civilisations has too long distracted from its impressive cultural feats, argues Colin McEwan Archaeologists marvel at a monumental Olmec stone head dug up at La Venta, Mexico in 1947 Photograph: Richard Hewitt/CorbisOriginal civilisations developed … Continue reading

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