Humans have been altering tropical forests for at least 45,000 years

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170803091931.htm

A new study counters the view that tropical forests were pristine natural environments prior to modern agriculture and industrialization. Moreover, humans have in fact been having a dramatic impact on such forest ecologies for tens of thousands of years, through techniques ranging from controlled burning of sections of forest to plant and animal management to clear-cutting.

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