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Genetic markers link Brazil and Polynesia

A genetic link between the people of Brazil and Polynesia suggests that people from those areas were trading with each other thousands of years ago. One broad group of these Palaeoamericans — the Botocudo people, who lived in inland regions of southeastern Brazil — stands out, having skull shapes that were

Mining plans threaten earliest human settlements in the Amazon

An iron ore mining operation is threatening the Amazonian caves of Carajàs, which contain some of the earliest human settlements in the Amazon.   Almost anywhere else, these caves would be preserved as an invaluable source of knowledge into prehistoric human history. But not in this remote corner of the Amazon, where

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