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Pre-Columbian earthworks along the entire southern rim of the Amazon
New insights on pre-Columbian populations on the Amazon.
Tropical Forest Conservation
New UNESCO book.
Rice so nice it was domesticated thrice
Amazonian rice domestication.
The deep human history of tropicals forests
And its relevance for modern conservation.
Too early to argue for localized, short-term human impact in Amazonia
Read letters in PNAS.
Effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition
Domesticated species are five times more likely than nondomesticated species to be hyperdominant.
Impact on the Geoglyph Builders on Amazonian Forests
Only small, temporary clearing were made to build the geoglyphs with a larger managed landscape.
UAV Lidar to map ancient landscape transformation
How we built the system.
Origins of agriculture in the Neotropics
Assessing niche construction and optimal foraging theory in light of the evidence.
Ancient human disturbances may be skewing our understanding of Amazonian forests
New study reveals.