Thursday, 18 August 2011

936 AR - Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas (1999)

Brief Description

"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."


"洛斯马诺斯岩画所体现的卓越洞窟艺术可追溯到9 500至13 000年以前。“手洞”的名字取自洞窟中人手的雕画形象。此外还有很多当地常见动物的形象描绘,例如美洲驼,以及一些狩猎场景。创作这些岩画的人很可能是 巴塔哥尼亚人(Patagonia)的祖先。19世纪,欧洲殖民者发现了这些以狩猎和采集为生的部落。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of Saint from postcrossing forum

Courtesy of Kok4shi from postcrossing
my official postcrossing card from Argentina
with very nice triangular stamps

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