Tuesday, August 03, 2004
1491: Post Apocolyptic World?
Here's a great article from the Atlantic Monthly's archives. I read a couple years back and found it to be quite fascinating. A good afternoon read, enjoy!
Before it became the New World, the Western Hemisphere was vastly more populous and sophisticated than has been thoughtâ€”an altogether more salubrious place to live at the time than, say, Europe. New evidence of both the extent of the population and its agricultural advancement leads to a remarkable conjecture: the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact