Exploring Ancient Panama by Helicopter

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This article written for National Geographic describes an excursion via helicopter to the mound structures near the Tigre River. It also describes other archeological discoveries in the areas near the Panama Canal, including an Indian burial ground. It also includes information about a yellow fever outbreak and describes the scientists efforts to contain it.


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National Geographic Vol. 97, No. 2 (Contained within)

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  • Archaeology
  • Airplanes
  • Cemeteries
  • Antiquities
  • Indians of Central America


  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Panama

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pp. 227-246

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