Ancient Builders of the Amazon | Full Documentary | NOVA | PBS
Archaeological discoveries reveal long-forgotten ancient civilizations in the Amazon.
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Recent stunning discoveries are exploding the myth of the Amazon as a primeval wilderness, revealing traces of ancient civilizations that flourished there for centuries. Dense settlements indicate populations in the millions, supported by sophisticated agricultural systems, while huge geometric earthworks and roadways bear witness to complex religious ideas and social networks. The evidence is now clear that, far from being an untouched wilderness, the Amazon has been shaped by human hands for millennia.
01:55 The Amazon Rainforest Human History
04:35 Bolivian Amazon Archeology Efforts: Llanos de Mojos
09:50 Results of 2019 LIDAR Survey of Mound
14:19 Working with the Indigenous People of the Amazon
18:10 Evidence of the Arrival of First Humans in the Amazon
26:43 Uncovering Agriculture Practices of Early Amazon Civilizations
34:20 Peruvian Amazon Archaeology Efforts: Monte Grande
44:19 What Happened to the First Amazonians?
45:26 Indigenous People Getting Involved in Local Archaeology Efforts
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