Scientists estimate the age of the Amazon

(ORDO NEWS) — Dutch and Brazilian researchers have made new calculations of the time of the appearance of the Amazon River on the basis of refined analyzes of sediments taken from a depth of 4.5 kilometers.

This well was drilled while searching for oil in the area.

The analyzes gave amazing results.

If before that the age of the Amazon was dated at about three million years, today it has already been scientifically proven that it exceeds 9 million.

The results of the analysis appeared in the scientific journal Global and Planetary Change.

Researcher Farid Chemal says the mud deposits record the evolutionary history of the Amazon. According to the results obtained, it turned out that pastures occupied much larger areas than was previously known.

Continued exploration to study the bottom of the river and land require new investments.

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