The Termite metropolis of 200 million was concealed in the northeastern Brazilian forest. The mounds, which are still built, are the product of slow and constant excavations of interconnected underground tunnels. The research of large mounds was published in a scientific journal, Cell Biology.
Stephen J Martin, an entomologist from Salford University in England, first noticed large mounds on the side of the road as it passed through a remote area of northeastern Brazil.
He was doing research on the reduction of honey bees worldwide, but he would make a great discovery.
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Later, he met Ecologist Roy R Funch at Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana in Brazil.
When he asked if there were thousands of mounds, he told me that there were millions of Brazilian academics.
The researchers were shocked when they received the radioactive dating results of 11 cliffs – the youngest was 690 years old and the oldest was at least 3820 years old, but could have been more than double this age.
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The ecologist added: en This is the world's most comprehensive bioengineering study by a single insect species.
”Perhaps the most exciting one, the mounds are very old – up to 4000 years, the age of the pyramids is similar.“
Scientists said that termites excavated an equivalent equivalent of 4,000 large Giza pyramids.
Each mound is about 8.2 feet tall and has a diameter of 29.5 ft and contains 1800 cubic ft of soil.
An insect species that was building these earthen masses was eating dead leaves from the nearby caatinga forests.
In the study, the following statements are given: l Soil samples collected from 11-grained center and dated using single-grained optically excited luminescence and mound filling dates are specified in the lowest age model of 690 to 3820 years ago.
”These ages can be compared to the oldest known termite mounds in Africa.“