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February 2016

Pre-Columbian Amazon-Scale Transformations

February 12, 2016 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm GMT
Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road
Oxford, Oxon OX1 3QY United Kingdom
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Listen to podcast Speaker: Professor Jose Iriarte, Professor of Archaeology, University of Exeter The protection of rainforests and the development of sustainable land-use practices in the humid tropics are of global significance because these forests represent a major reservoir of biodiversity and are of crucial importance for the regulation of Earth’s climate. A sound understanding of the historical role of humans in shaping Amazonian landscapes and to what extent Amazonian forests were resilient to historical disturbance is critical to make…

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