Lagoa Santa

Lagoa Santa (Holy Lake) is a municipality and region in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is located 37 km north-northeast from Belo Horizonte and belongs to the mesoregion Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte and to the microregion of Belo Horizonte.

Read more about Lagoa Santa:  Cradle of Brazilian Paleontology

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Peter Wilhelm Lund - Early Retirement and Late Life
... Alleging this time a fragile health condition, he decided to stay in Lagoa Santa, never to return to Europe ... While living in Lagoa Santa, he hosted several European naturalists, such as the Danish botanist Eugenius Warming ... Lund never married and died in Lagoa Santa three weeks before completing the age of 79 ...
Lagoa Santa - Cradle of Brazilian Paleontology
... The Danish palaeontologist Peter Wilhelm Lund, known as the father of Brazilian paleontology, discovered a cave filled with human bones (15 skeletons) and megafauna (very large mammals) dating to the Pleistocene era ... Eugen Warming assisted Lund 1863-1866, and described the flora of the area and the adaptations of the plants to the hazards of cerrado – drought and fire – in a work that still stands as a paradigm of ecological study ('Lagoa Santa') ...

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