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Scientists found a network of ancient cities built 2,500 years ago in the Amazon.
What is in these places? A group of scientists managed find a large network of ancient cities in the Amazon. Yes, according to those involved in the investigation, these would be sites built thousands of years ago hidden in the largest jungle in the world.
Ancient cities were built 2,500 years ago in the Amazon
According to a recent study published in the journal Science, a team of scientists from different parts of the world They discovered a network of ancient cities in the deep jungle of the Amazon.
Yes, according to the experts who carried out the research, these cities They would have been built 2,500 years ago and when they were populated, They belonged to an agrarian civilization that is still not known.
That’s how it is; What is known about this archaeological site in the Upano Valley, in Ecuador, below the Andes mountain range, is that It covers more than a thousand square kilometers and is made up of about 20 settlements interconnected by a network of roads.so this place would have a high urban planning level for its time.
It was the French archaeologist Stéphen Rostain, director at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), who found the first clues of the civilization that inhabited this site, called “Upano”, about 25 years ago.
How did you find this amazing place?
Around 2015, a company hired by the government of Ecuador used Lidar technology to know the size of the site throughout the jungle. Yes, this is a laser remote sensing method that allowed researchers observe more than six thousand mounds and earth platforms that formed the foundations of the homes.
After finding the first platforms, scientists estimated that they had been built between 500 years before our era and about 300 or 600 years latermore or less around the time of the Roman Empire.
With this discovery, scientists now believe that The Amazon sheltered civilizations in these ancient cities long before what was known.
On the other hand, the researchers explained that the cities now discovered They have advanced urban characteristics, huge straight streets and a structure like that of Teotihuacán; routes that, in addition to being used for trade, also served for ceremonies.
While the highest mounds could have served as spaces for rituals or partiesand the fields suggest that an agrarian society lived ahead of its time.
Anyway… Also during the investigations, Experts found household artifacts, grains, grinding stones, ceramic jugs and other interesting objects; All this makes scientists believe that a stratified nomadic society lived in this place with a central authority.
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