Amazonia 1492: pristine forest or cultural parkland?

@article{Heckenberger2003Amazonia1P,
  title={Amazonia 1492: pristine forest or cultural parkland?},
  author={Michael J. Heckenberger and Afukaka Kuikuro and Urissap{\'a} Tabata Kuikuro and J. Christian Russell and Morgan J. Schmidt and Carlos Fausto and Bruna Franchetto},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={301 5640},
  pages={
          1710-4
        }
}
Archaeology and indigenous history of Native Amazonian peoples in the Upper Xingu region of Brazil reveal unexpectedly complex regional settlement patterns and large-scale transformations of local landscapes over the past millennium. Mapping and excavation of archaeological structures document pronounced human-induced alteration of the forest cover, particularly in relation to large, dense late-prehistoric settlements (circa 1200 to 1600 A.D.). The findings contribute to debates on human… CONTINUE READING

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