Archinect - News 2017-01-17T08:11:08-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149983468/the-stonehenge-in-the-amazon-reveals-an-unexpected-ancient-history The "Stonehenge" in the Amazon reveals an unexpected ancient history Julia Ingalls 2016-12-20T18:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-22T07:18:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xj/xjqbrzet48baoh5c.jpg" width="640" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Roughly one thousand years ago, a civilization in what is now known as the Brailizan Amazon constructed what appears to be an astronomical observation structure that, thanks to its inadvertent discovery by a tree-razing cattle ranch foreman in the 1990s, has been dubbed the area's "Stonehenge." This <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/world/americas/brazil-amazon-megaliths-stonehenge.html?_r=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times</a> article explores how the structure's existence undermines the idea that the Amazon was a lush, vacant backwoods just waitin' for that first touch of human civilization. Instead, many archeaologists increasingly hypothesize that the structure was either used for ritual ceremonies or as a kind of landmark for agriculture and hunting. Archeaologists also speculate that the area hosted a cilivilzation of up to 10 million people, as evidenced by ancient road networks and settlements found nearby.</p><p>Other cool breakthroughs in archaeology thanks to architectural discoveries:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982755/one-of-the-best-long-reads-of-2016-explores-the-demise-of-a-medieval-u-s-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One of the best long reads of 2016 explores the demise of a medieval U.S. city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979032/three-pyramids-in-one-mayan-kukulkan-pyramid-is-an-architectural-russian-nesting-doll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three pyramids in one: Mayan Ku...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/47061289/london-underground-mass-observation London Underground | Mass Observation Archinect 2012-05-02T14:56:44-04:00 >2012-05-02T14:56:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b7/b7156682c2bcf4bf8d934c8660e02d20.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fact that one of Britain&rsquo;s most exciting new design practices is named after a social research organization formed in the 1930s is not a coincidence. The photographer Theo Simpson and the graphic designer Ben Mclaughlin founded their London studio, Mass Observation, last year with a mission to examine everyday experiences and surroundings. Their expanding portfolio of self-published books and print editions investigates contemporary social, political and economical issues...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>