The massive Amazon rainforest covers 5.5 million square-kilometers of the Amazon Jungle and crosses territories owned by nine different nations--and it’s been inhabited by man for thousands of years.
Its massive size only lends to the numerous mysteries surrounding it, including the 2,000-year-old geoglyph designs that were discovered in the 1980s that archaeologists still aren’t sure what to make of.
The Amazon that we know today was shaped largely by the ancient people who once lived there. A recent study surrounding the man-made designs found within the rainforest discovered a new piece to the puzzle: charcoal. The finding of charcoal suggests that these people used fire to create these bizarre patterns and designs.
This has led some to believe that these ancient beings were practicing a very early type of deforestation--a method of changing the type of vegetation that grew where they burned and shaped.
What do you think is the reason behind these bizarre patterns and designs?
h/t Business Insider