If recreated, the engineered soil could feed the hungry and may even help fight global warming, experts suggest.
The artical identified itself as junk science as soon as it began parroting the “Global warming” line.
Yes, we call it “manure” now.
They used the super rich natural compost piles found in their swamps and low lands!
You’d better be careful if you’re going to mix human waste in with the soil you grow food in. All kinds of nasty diseases are possible, including cholera.
There may be a reason these cities were empty when the Conquistadors found them.
This soil type was described briefly in the book 1941 by Charles C. Mann.
Seems that many indigenous people still farm on the soil to this day.
Quite an amazing legacy.
Amazonian find stuns researchers
The Seattle Times | 9-20-03 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
Posted on 09/20/2003 6:15:45 PM PDT by vannrox
and, for many more related links, see:
Scientists find ancient lost settlements in Amazon
Reuters | Aug 28, 2008 | Reporting by Will Dunham; Editing by Maggie Fox
Posted on 08/28/2008 5:54:59 PM PDT by decimon
‘Lost towns’ discovered in Amazon
BBC News | 8-28-08
Posted on 09/19/2008 4:43:17 AM PDT by Renfield
unrelated, but still interesting:
Amazon ‘Outgrows Nile’
The Telegraph (UK) | 6-18-2007 | Andrew Downie
Posted on 06/17/2007 7:45:47 PM PDT by blam
Sounds like the carpet inside an Obama supporter's home.