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Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Patagonia, Argentina.

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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 (Cave of the Hands) from the stencilled outlines of human hands in the cave, but there are also many depictions of animals, such as guanacos (Lama guanicoe), 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.

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Outstanding and awe inspiring.

I live in Utah and visit the 4 corners region of the United States which has some of the best rock art in the world.

I was overwhelmed when visiting the Cave of Hands. This is some of the best I have seen. Over 2000 hand prints along with animals, designs and anthro's.

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