anthropogen

: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

Article: Glimpsing prehistory in today’s Amazon rainforest

Here’s a snippet from a recent article in Popular Archaeology exploring the contemporary plight of Amazonian peoples and going further to pose the question: “how does the knowledge of the […]

Scientists laser-scan Amazon for evidence of ancient civilizations…

This recent article from the BBC discusses a project that uses drones to laser-scan the amazon to detect anthropogenic landforms / earthworks, evidence of ancient civilizations in the Amazon – the most expansive wilderness […]

Is Amazonian tree biodiversity / species distribution a product of past landscape domestication?

News of recent studies has revealed that an estimated 390 billion trees are growing in Amazonia today, consisting of an approximate 16,000 species. 227 of these species are termed “hyperdominant”, […]

Clark Erickson: “Culture amidst the Pristine: The Anthropogenic Forests of the Bolivian Amazon”

Here’s a link, followed by a brief background overview, to a fascinating lecture by Clark Erickson, a researcher/academic/author, who I hold in very high regard. For anyone interested in agroforestry, […]

Fruit Trees and Useful Plants in Amazonian Life

I just came across this PDF Fruit Trees and Useful Plants in Amazonian Life , a fantastic 380 page book in electronic format published by: The Food and Agriculture Organization […]