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Ancient humans farmed the Amazon too

They were just way better at it than we are
Harvesting

Tinde van Andel

A modern harvest of the peach palm.

When we think of the Amazon rainforest, we tend to think of one of two things; either a pristine tropical paradise bursting with biodiversity, or a threatened area that’s being devoured for agricultural purposes.

The truth, as is so often the case, likely lies somewhere between those extremes

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