Jan 10, 2010, 10:53 AM
Ancient City Found Through Deforestation of Rain Forest
Ancient city of Z found through deforestation of the rain forest proves that the rain forest was not primeval as once thought. The city was carbon dated to have been built around 1200-1300AD and to have had over 60,000 inhabitants.
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Jan 10, 2010 10:53 AM
Jan 10, 2010, 12:41 PM
Re: Ancient City Found Through Deforestation of Rain Forest
They've known for a long time that there were sprawling cities throughout South America...one of the theories is that they deforested the surrounding areas, depleted the resources, moved on or died out, and the jungle reclaimed the area. We've been down there for 30,000 years and many civilizations have come and gone, some using the cities of past civilizations (Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs, Aztecs, Moche, Inca, etc.).
Rainforests do not preclude human habitation...the forest can support more life than just about any other biome, so the opposite would appear to be true.