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# How are scholars able to find out how early people with no written records lived?
# What was prehistoric society like around the Amazon?
# What ensured European domination in the New World?
# How do you think an entire prehistoric group of people could simply disappear, such as the people around the Marajo of the Amazon?

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Here are a few things you might want to think about:

1. Scholars can determine the way of life and history of a people from artifacts they've left behind, such as tools, weapons, burial sites, pottery, cooking implements, cave or wall paintings, and structures. We can see this with Aztec and Mayan pyramids, which were also littered with artifacts and hieroglyphs that archaeologists are beginning to understand. Machu Picchu in Peru is also an example of an ancient city that archaeologists can and have used to learn about prehistoric peoples.

2. As for what society was like around the Amazon pre-Columbus, this link will provide you ...

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