Secrets of the Dead

Wasps Surround Oldest Traces of Human Settlement in Amazonia

Clip: Season 20 Episode 4 | 2m 5s  | Video has closed captioning.

Archaeologist Edithe Pereira travels deep into the heart of the Monte Alegre region of Brazil to study paintings found on the rockface there. Careful to avoid the surrounding wasp nests, she and her team have dated these paintings to 12,000 BCE — the oldest known traces of human presence in the whole of Amazonia.

Aired: 11/09/22

Rating: NR

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