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October 15, 2006

1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus

By Charles C. Mann

Before 1491, the Americas were a far more urban, more populated and more technologically advanced region than generally assumed; and the Indians, rather than living in static harmony with nature, radically engineered the landscape across the continents, to the point that even "timeless" natural features like the Amazon rainforest can be seen as products of human intervention. That's the amazing conclusion of this groundbreaking work of science, history and archaeology.

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