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Ancient Earthmovers of the Amazon

Science  29 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5893, pp. 1148-1152
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5893.1148

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Summary

The forested western Amazon was once thought barren of complex human culture. But researchers are now uncovering enigmatic earthworks left by large, organized societies that once lived and farmed here.