Timeline of Amazon history

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View of Manú National Park in the Amazon Rainforest

This is a timeline of Amazon history, which dates back at least 11,000 years ago, when humans left indications of their presence in Caverna da Pedra Pintada. [1] [2]


Here is a brief timeline of historical events in the Amazon River valley.

Pre-Columbian Era

11th century to 19th century

20th century

21st century


  1. Wilford, John Noble. Scientist at Work: Anna C. Roosevelt; Sharp and To the Point In Amazonia. New York Times. April 23, 1996
  2. Roosevelt et al., 1996
  3. Prümers, Heiko; Betancourt, Carla Jaimes; Iriarte, José; Robinson, Mark; Schaich, Martin (2022). "Lidar reveals pre-Hispanic low-density urbanism in the Bolivian Amazon". Nature. 606 (7913): 325–328. Bibcode:2022Natur.606..325P. doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-04780-4 . PMC   9177426 . PMID   35614221. S2CID   249065661.
  4. "Field Museum scientists estimate 16,000 tree species in the Amazon". Field Museum. October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013.

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