Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Serra da Capivara National Park

This park has the largest concentration of prehistoric sites in the Americas

Pedra Furada
This postcard was sent by Paulo

Pedra Furada (meaning pierced rock) is an important collection of over 800 archaeological sites in the state of PiauíBrazil. These included hundreds of rock paintings, which suggest a human presence prior to the arrival of Clovis people in North America.
In 1973, a Brazilian and French team excavating a site located in the southeastern portion of what is now the Serra da Capivara National Park discovered the first finds. The discovery was reported by the Brazilian archaeologist Niède Guidon, who published her findings in 1986. - in: wikipedia

Archaeological Artifacts from Serra da Capivara
This postcard was sent by Rafael

Many of the numerous rock shelters in the Serra da Capivara National Park are decorated with cave paintings, some more than 25,000 years old. They are an outstanding testimony to one of the oldest human communities of South America. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/606

No comments:

Post a Comment