University of Turku
Department of Geography and Geology
Amazon archeology bamboo earth works ecology geoglyphs rain forest remote sensing
Hundreds of geoglyphs, geometrically formed man-made earth works, have only recently been found in southwestern Brazilian Amazonia and adjacent Bolivia. Geoglyphs occur in an area that partly overlaps with bamboo-dominated forests that are exceptional rain forests because they are dominated by a single species. The aim of the project is to find out if there is a causal relationship between bamboo forests and geoglyphs.
Risto Kalliola, Martti Pärssinen, Pirjo K. Virtanen, Kalle Ruokolainen