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Experts believe that the earthworks were probably constructed during seasonal droughts, enabling the forests to be cleared.
Piperno was skeptical that the region's pre-Columbian population was really so large, and pointed to previous studies showing that fewer people were needed to construct these earthworks than was previously believed.
Remnants of this period on Sapelo still resonate in the foundation stones, earthworks and with the Sapelonians themselves.
The black-and-white photograph of the blast, with earthworks catapulted skyward, looks like a scene from the Great War in Europe.
The countryside of the British Isles is dotted with hill forts, earthworks usually on top of hills that were used in the first millennium B.C. by Bronze and Iron Age Britons.
There has been some controversy over when they were formed, with some reports estimating the earthworks to be around 8,000 years old, and others pegging them closer to 2,800 years old.
Though reminiscent of artistic earthworks, these stunning structures are actually ancient tidal fish traps, used for centuries in Taiwan to feed the local community.
Instead, these earthworks were likely places of gathering for people to feast and trade.
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: a raised bank or wall made of soil
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