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The Amazon—Civilization Lost in the Jungle

Lecture no. 13 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America

The Amazon—Civilization Lost in the Jungle

Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Recent discoveries indicate the presence of massive ancient civilizations in the Amazon. Survey the evidence, starting with the Beni region’s elaborate systems of mounds, causeways, and canals. Continue with the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon, noting wide areas of human-enriched soil, towns ringed by moats, geoglyphs, and pottery dating to 6000 B.C.

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p********m
February 5, 2019
MIND. BLOWN,

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s********m
January 24, 2019
So cool! I'm Brazilian and it's the first time I heard about Pedra Pintada! 6000BC pottery! Thanks Professor Barnhart. Let's go there!

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e********t
September 21, 2018
Very interesting! Wish the prof would spend more time on this area!

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