Archeological Plant Remains Point to Southwest Amazonia as Key Center of Early Crop Domestication (image) PLOS Share Print E-Mail Caption The authors believe that the Teotonio waterfall is what attracted people to this location for over 9000 years, as it was an extremely rich fishing location and an obligatory stopping point for people travelling by boat on this stretch of the Madeira river. It was the location of a fishing village (the village of Teotonio) until 2011, when residents were forced to move inland ahead of dam construction. The dam submersed the village and the waterfall. Credit Eduardo Neves, 2011 Usage Restrictions CC-BY. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.