Oldest Amazon Settlement Discovered In Bolivia

This is a map location of the Amazon Basin. Th...

This is a map location of the Amazon Basin. The yellow line encloses Amazon Basin as delineated by the World Wide Fund for Nature. National boundaries are shown in black. I, Pfly, made it using NASA Blue Marble imagery and ecoregion GIS data which I simplified and digitized in Photoshop. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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