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Evidence of Ancient Amazon Civilization Uncovered
The Sphere/AOL ^ | 1/09/2010 | David Knowles

Posted on 01/09/2010 5:52:40 PM PST by fishhound

(Jan. 8) – As a result of the deforestation of the Amazon basin, a startling discovery has been made. Hidden from view for centuries, the vast archaeological remains of an unknown, ancient civilization have been found.

A study published in Antiquity, a British archaeological journal, details how satellite imagery was used to discern the footprint of the buildings and roads of a settlement, located in what is now Brazil and believed to span a region of more than 150 miles across. "The combination of land cleared of its rain forest 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," the researchers wrote in the journal.

(Excerpt) Read more at sphere.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: amazon; amazonia; archaeology; deforestation; godsgravesglyphs; reforestation
Deforestation dividend.
1 posted on 01/09/2010 5:52:41 PM PST by fishhound
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To: fishhound

satellites? really? I thought it was Indiana Jones


2 posted on 01/09/2010 5:53:50 PM PST by ak267
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To: fishhound

satellites? really? I thought it was Indiana Jones


3 posted on 01/09/2010 5:54:23 PM PST by ak267
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To: fishhound

Does this mean it was deforested back then too?


4 posted on 01/09/2010 5:56:23 PM PST by Jackie Treehorn
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To: fishhound

Evidentially this was not just a bunch of huts or caves in the jungle but a massive city like area over 150 miles in size.

I’d say this is quite a find.


5 posted on 01/09/2010 5:59:06 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: Jackie Treehorn

Shhhhhhhh........ don’t tell the eco-loons.


6 posted on 01/09/2010 5:59:58 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: fishhound

"Snu-snu?"



7 posted on 01/09/2010 6:07:47 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: fishhound

And it also causes global change.(Less trees to consume all that CO2!)


8 posted on 01/09/2010 6:08:00 PM PST by cavador (Wash your Hands-Cover that sneeze!It helps stop the H1N1 Virus)
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To: fishhound

And when they stop clearing the jungle, it will overgrow the cleared land in about one or two generations, Look at the temporary bases built in the South Pacific during WWII.


9 posted on 01/09/2010 6:08:53 PM PST by jmcenanly
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To: Jeff Chandler

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised.


10 posted on 01/09/2010 6:10:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: jmcenanly

I think they are deforesting to bring in cattle. These will probably keep regrowth at bay a bit.


11 posted on 01/09/2010 6:12:24 PM PST by fishhound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVh75ylAUXY)
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To: Jackie Treehorn

Enough with the logic man,go back to making porno’s


12 posted on 01/09/2010 6:13:50 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: jmcenanly

Check out Henderson field on Guadalcanal on Google Earth.

I studied the Solomons campaign and visited all those bases on Google Earth..... they are pretty much all there but changed.


13 posted on 01/09/2010 6:18:30 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . What ever I do is what shall bean the production line than to operate the equipm)
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To: fishhound

Wonder if there’s any streets paved in gold.


14 posted on 01/09/2010 6:22:58 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: fishhound
Recall back in the heyday of the environmental wackoes, they assured us that after one or two growing seasons the soil there would turn to laterite, approximately the consistency of brick, and never be useful again.

They have been lying for a good forty years now, and it's getting old.

15 posted on 01/09/2010 6:30:27 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jeff Chandler

That is the hottest cartoon since Betty Boop!


16 posted on 01/09/2010 6:37:11 PM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Yeah, but it disappeared. Probably the fault of one of Bush's ancestors.
17 posted on 01/09/2010 6:50:31 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: fishhound
Many have known about the Amazonians for a long time.....


18 posted on 01/09/2010 6:58:51 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

ACORN will be down there to sign up the ancient citizens to vote.


19 posted on 01/09/2010 6:59:49 PM PST by howlinhound
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To: Jeff Chandler

OR...

I prefer the Brunette! Hubba Hubba!

20 posted on 01/09/2010 7:00:43 PM PST by Young Werther ( ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!"))
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To: Psalm 144
That is the hottest cartoon since Betty Boop!

Uhh no


21 posted on 01/09/2010 7:23:57 PM PST by Charlespg
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To: SunkenCiv

Rumble in the Amazonian Jungle ping


22 posted on 01/09/2010 7:42:37 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

The earliest Spanish explorers reported large population centers along the Amazon. European diseases probably did wipe them out. The survivors fled to the jungles and their societies never recovered.


23 posted on 01/09/2010 7:50:41 PM PST by Eternal_Bear (`)
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To: Tainan
Thanks Tainan, bfl.
24 posted on 01/09/2010 7:52:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: blam

Seen this?


25 posted on 01/09/2010 8:04:07 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Eternal_Bear
The earliest Spanish explorers reported large population centers along the Amazon. European diseases probably did wipe them out. The survivors fled to the jungles and their societies never recovered.

The diseases were focused by the herding of the native populations into Catholic Missions at the points of Spanish swords. Mission tourists in California, for example, mostly don't realize that they are visiting mass grave sites of hundreds, and often thousands, of natives. They simply had no resistence to the European diseases - they dropped like flies.

26 posted on 01/09/2010 8:09:00 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Eternal_Bear
The earliest Spanish explorers reported large population centers along the Amazon. European diseases probably did wipe them out. The survivors fled to the jungles and their societies never recovered.

The diseases were focused by the herding of the native populations into Catholic Missions at the points of Spanish swords. Mission tourists in California, for example, mostly don't realize that they are visiting mass grave sites of hundreds, and often thousands, of natives. They simply had no resistence to the European diseases - they dropped like flies.

27 posted on 01/09/2010 8:09:00 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: fishhound

Were they cannibals too?


28 posted on 01/09/2010 9:55:02 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Rebelbase
"Seen this?"

Thanks friend.

29 posted on 01/09/2010 11:12:05 PM PST by blam
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To: fishhound

bookmark


30 posted on 01/10/2010 9:55:57 AM PST by razorback-bert (Just call me mohhamed-bert when I am flying.)
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