The Amazon is a dense, humid, unforgiving place filled with poisonous creatures and plants. Without mosquito nets, a good pair of boots, a truckload of anti-malarial medications and a strong constitution it’s pretty much unlivable, right?
Just tell that to a group of ancient people who called the Amazonian region home nearly 10,400 years ago.
While analyzing forest islands – small forested mounds of earth found throughout the Amazon – Swiss archaeologists discovered the 10,000-year old remains of a human settlement that is the oldest archaeological site in the Amazon region.
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