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Hundreds of years later, plants domesticated by ancient civilizations still dominate in the Amazon

By Erik Stokstad | Science |Mar. 2, 2017 , 2:00 PM After Europeans brought smallpox and other highly infectious diseases to the Amazon in the 15th and 16th centuries, millions of native people died and much of their civilization was wiped out. But it didn’t disappear entirely. Left behind was a…
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Finding North America’s lost medieval city

Cahokia was North America's biggest city—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why. by ANNALEE NEWITZ - 12/13/2016, 7:30 AM Ars Technica A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds stood where East St. Louis sprawls today in Southern Illinois. This majestic urban architecture towered over the swampy…
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