Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais

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Location o Lagoa Santa athin Minas Gerais

Lagoa Santa (Holy Loch) is a municipality in the state o Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is locatit 37 km north-northeast frae Belo Horizonte an belangs tae the mesoregion Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte an tae the microregion o Belo Horizonte.

Cradle o Brazilian paleontologie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Dens palaeontologist Peter Wilhelm Lund, kent as the faither o Brazilian paleontologie, discovered a cave filled wi human bones (15 skeletons) an megafauna (vera muckle mammals) datin tae the Pleistocene era. Eugen Warming assistit Lund 1863-1866, an describit the flora o the aurie an the adaptations o the plants tae the hazards o cerrado – drocht an fire – in a wirk that still staunds as a paradigm o ecological study ('Lagoa Santa'). The tomb o illustrator Peter Andreas Brandt, a assistant o Lund an aw, is locatit in the toun.[1]

A century later, in the 1970s, French archeologist Annette Laming-Emperaire carriet oot excavations in the aurie an discovered the auldest human fossil in Brazil, ower 11 thoosan year auld, gien the elkname Luzia.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Riedel, Agusto. "Brandt's Tomb in Lagoa Santa". World Digital Library. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  • Charles C. Mann, 1491, Random House, 2005.

Coordinates: 19°37′37″S 43°53′24″W / 19.62694°S 43.89000°W / -19.62694; -43.89000