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(Science News)   24 pre-Columbian settlements in the Bolivian Amazon are discovered by LiDAR. No word if any of them contain a temple with a fertility god made of solid gold   (sci-news.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, LIDAR, Amazon Rainforest, Bolivia, settlement sites, Amazon River, Holocene  
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2022-05-27 5:17:12 AM  
Cool find. I'd love to see some in-depth archaeology of the Casarabe sites. Since the culture was more or less contemporary with the better-known cultures in the Andes, it would be neat to find evidence of trade and other cultural interactions. Looks like the Casarabe were just far enough distant to not get swallowed up by the Inca, but trade might have been practical.
 
2022-05-27 7:32:13 AM  
Too bad the Hovitos don't know you the way I do, subby
 
2022-05-27 7:38:14 AM  
If there is, don't tell Indiana Jones. Let's not make Dr. Cecile Clancy's job any harder.

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2022-05-27 8:36:18 AM  
If everyone moved out of Florida, I think by 2222, the only evidence they were ever there would be all the stupid canals.  Everything else would be swallowed by the jungle (and the rising seas).
 
2022-05-27 11:05:08 AM  
I can't wait for some NatGeo show hosted by Jeremy Lin to go over it all.  Love the LIDAR reveal stuff.
 
2022-05-27 11:16:33 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: I can't wait for some NatGeo show hosted by Jeremy Lin to go over it all.  Love the LIDAR reveal stuff.


I thought it was Albert Lin?
 
2022-05-27 11:42:31 AM  

PTP_Professor: DeathByGeekSquad: I can't wait for some NatGeo show hosted by Jeremy Lin to go over it all.  Love the LIDAR reveal stuff.

I thought it was Albert Lin?


You are ABSOLUTELY correct.  Caffeine brain.  Thank you.

Jeremy Lin was a basketball player, IIRC.

I really do enjoy the shows on NatGeo though!
 
2022-05-27 12:01:56 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: PTP_Professor: DeathByGeekSquad: I can't wait for some NatGeo show hosted by Jeremy Lin to go over it all.  Love the LIDAR reveal stuff.

I thought it was Albert Lin?

You are ABSOLUTELY correct.  Caffeine brain.  Thank you.

Jeremy Lin was a basketball player, IIRC.

I really do enjoy the shows on NatGeo though!


Watching a one legged man move thru the jungles of Central America looking at Mayan ruins made me look at my two legs and go "damn boys, time to get moving and exercising again."
 
2022-05-27 2:33:48 PM  
Paige, NO!
 
2022-05-27 3:12:03 PM  
The Lost City of Z by David Grann has a chapter about how the tribes in the Amazon region had sophisticated and advanced civilizations. They had cities with palisades and large central temples, along with roadways that connected to other similar cities. One site in Brazil had an observatory built out of granite blocks that weighed several tons each.
 
2022-05-27 10:01:33 PM  
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