The archaeological and historical heritage of Cueva de las Manos Rio Pinturas

Cueva de las Manos Rio Pinturas

The Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas, contains an exceptional assemblage of cave art, executed between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago. 

It takes its name  from the stencilled outlines of human hands in the cave, but there are also many depictions of animals, such as guanacos  , still commonly found in the region, as well as hunting scenes. 

The people responsible for the paintings may have been the ancestors of the historic hunter-gatherer communities of Patagonia found by European settlers in the 19th century.

  • Santa Cruz, Argentina

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