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The El Buey Rock Shelter in Bolivia

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This rock shelter is situated at the border of departments of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz. It displays a great variety of paintings, probably all belonging to a prehispanic period when ceramics and textiles flourished. One of the designs seems to depict a textile. Most figures were painted in dark red, others in different shades of red, pink, white and black. The principal panel is dominated by a large stylized serpent (length: 1,80 m). Anthropomorphs, figures of cuadrupeds, as well as numerous geometric or abstract designs are represented. Some of the rock art of El Buey has striking similarities to the rock art paintings and petroglyphs of Campeche Island.
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Border of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz
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El Buey Rock Art Shelter
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Large Stylized Serpent
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The Principal Pane at El Buey
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Similarities to Campeche Petroglyphs
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Geometric or Abstract Designs
 

The Los Andes Rock Art Site

 
At this site numerous paintings and a few engravings reveal the influence of the Spanish culture on traditional indigenous concepts. Numerous religious scenes are depicted including pilgrims walking on pathways to churches and folkloric dances.
 
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