Researchers have revealed the massive scale of “lost cities” in the Amazon rainforest and uncovered new details about the lives of the people who lived there.
The existence of centuries-old settlements constructed by the Casarabe tribe who lived in what is now Bolivia was already well known.
But the extent of the sites had not previously been realised, and details of how the tribe lived was shrouded in mystery.
The veil has been lifted thanks to an aerial survey using technology known as Lidar, which uses a pulse from a laser to collect measurements as well as creating maps and 3-D models.
That is interesting, no? For it means that “preserving” it isn’t a necessity. We can use it then, as we decide not to, it will grow back again.