Some goddesses are puzzled by this...like me...
Did you know that scientists are discovering that cities once existed in the Amazon rain forest. And that these cities were as large as their European counterparts. At least up until 1500-500 years ago. Yes, they suspect that the owners were killed off by European disease. But what is amazing is that areas we think of as 'virgin' forest were in fact heavily planted and groomed by the people in these cities. It's also theorized that they used much better urban growth planning than we do. :) [like that's hard!]
Here's the link. To the article in the Telegraph.co.uk
There's another article in the Guardian about the same study.
There is also a feed on the Now Public site that has a small video clip of some indigenous people, interesting music.
I found it interesting that so little real attention has been paid to these sites. Maybe because they weren't European based?
from a puzzled goddess
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