10. The Amazon

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The Amazon basin is one of the world’s last great wildernesses. It is a vast expanse of thick jungle inhabited by small tribes who live the same way that they have done for millennia.

Well actually, probably not.

More and more evidence is coming to light which suggests that the region was actually home to large populations, organised states and even cities. This episode looks at these discoveries and what they mean for our understanding of the Amazon.

A map of the Amazon basin and its rivers. Everything in darker green forms part of the region. Sourced from Wikipedia – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amazonrivermap.svg