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Pre-Columbian geometric earthworks in the upper Pur´us: a complex society in western Amazonia
Martti P¨arssinen1, Denise Schaan2 & Alceu Ranzi3
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good. The combination of land cleared of its rainforest for grazing and satellite survey have revealed a sophisticated pre-Columbian monument-building society in the upper Amazon Basin on the east side of the Andes. This hitherto unknown people constructed earthworks of precise geometric plan connected by straight orthogonal roads. Introducing us to this new civilisation, the authors show that the ‘geoglyph culture’ stretches over a region more than 250km across, and exploits both the floodplains and the uplands. They also suggest that we have so far seen no more than a tenth of it.
I am not a tree hugger, but I see a fallacy in logic of cutting down forests and not re-growing what you use.
There are some area's on earth that you can replant the trees, problem is in the Amazon and many parts of South America the rainforest's have been clear cut and crops planted that use up the land, the nutrients are gone and it's almost impossible to regrow trees.