More than 10,000 pre-Columbian archaeological sites remain unexplored in the Amazon rainforest

Under the trees Amazon jungle The archaeological remains of what was once a large village built by pre-Columbian indigenous communities before the arrival of Europeans to America are hidden. The ancient city had causeways, artificial ponds, dikes, ditches, cemeteries, roads with platforms, fish dams, and was located in what we now know as the Xingu River basin, south of the Brazilian Amazon. These ruins, which remain hidden by the dense vegetation of the forest, were discovered by a group of scientists thanks to a special remote sensing system called LiDAR, which uses laser beams to map small changes in the topography of the jungle floor and allows reconstruction. in three dimensions what is on the surface.

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