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Ancient and Enormous South American Rock Art Mapped for First Time Reveals Mysterious 100
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Panels of rock art in Venezuela—including some of the largest known examples in the world, and some never seen before—have been mapped for the first time. The 2,000-year-old engravings, called petroglyphs, are located on a group of islands within the Atures Rapids, in the Amazonas State of Venezuela. The purpose of the project is to examine the “cultural mosaic” around the Atures Rapids, according to Philip Riris, a member of the project and post-doctoral researcher at University College London Institute of Archaeology. read more


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