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Deforestation uncovers unknown ancient Amazon civilization

Deforestation in the Amazonian jungle has uncovered the remnants of a previously unknown civilization. The traditional view is that before the arrival of the Spanish and Portuguese in the 15th century there were no complex societies in the Amazon basin – in contrast to the Andes further west where the Incas

Deforestation led to collapse of Mayan civilization

Researchers from NASA have concluded that it is possible self-inflicted environmental destruction led to the collapse of the Mayan civilization. "The Maya are often depicted as people who lived in complete harmony with their environment,' says PhD student Robert Griffin. "But like many other cultures before and after them, they ended

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