“Hail, Britain’s Indiana Jones of the Amazon”

Great piece in The Times on Fawcett and recent discoveries in the Amazon:

Recent archaeological research, using satellite imagery and radar, has uncovered convincing proof of large pre-Columbian settlements in the very places where Fawcett searched and vanished: not merely houses, but moats, roads, bridges, avenues and squares laid out with geometric precision.

The latest discovery, reported in the journal Antiquity, has found more than 200 earthworks in the upper Amazon basin, some built in the 13th century but others dating back two centuries before Christ.

Sadly, deforestation of the Amazon is partly responsible for the discoveries. Read the rest of the article here: “Hail, Britain’s Indiana Jones of the Amazon”