South American Rock Art Archive South American Rock Art Archive
Archive Introduction
America's Oldest Art?
Pedra Furada
South American Rock Art
South American Rock Art
1998 saw the first visit to South America by the Bradshaw Foundation to study the geometric petroglyphs of the Island of Campeche. This, in hindsight, was to become the beginning of the Bradshaw Foundation South America Rock Art Archive.
America Oldest Art Serra da Capivara
High with the secluded rock shelters of northeastern Brazil exists some of the world's most intriguing ancient rock art. It has the potential to redraft the Clovis First Theory of modern humans, as rock art specialist George Nash explains.
Rock Art Pedra Furada
The best known archaeological site of Serra da Capivara is Pedra Furada, a rock art shelter with over 1,150 images and thousands of artifacts. Research led by archaeologist Niède Guidon, helped establish it as a World Heritage Site in 1991.
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Cueva de las Manos
Rock Art of Bolivia
The Checta Petroplyphs
South America Brazil Rock Art Santa Catarina
The World Heritage Site of Cueva de las Manos (The Cave of the Hands), Argentina, South America, has an incredible panel of rock art hand paintings made by the indigenous inhabitants of Santa Cruz in rural landscape of Patagonia.
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John Robinson of the Bradshaw Foundation joins Brazilian Research Archaeologist Keler Lucas to view the sophisticated rock art petroglyphs on the Island of Campeche. The Petroglyphs of Campeche are truly wonderful works of Art.
Peru Checta Rock Art Petroplyphs South America
An account written by Martín Barco of the archaological site of Checta, located in Canta Lima, Peru. Checta represents one of the most important rock art sites in Peru, and forms part of the Bradshaw Foundation's South America Rock Art Archive.
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Arvoredo Island
Santa Catarina
Campeche Island
South America Brazil Rock Art Arvoredo Island
As part of the Bradshaw Foundation expedition to view the rock art of Santa Catarina, the included an expedition to the seldom visited Island of Arvoredo. Twice the size of the Island of Campeche and has several important rock art works.
South America Brazil Rock Art Santa Catarina
John Robinson of the Bradshaw Foundation joins Brazilian Research Archaeologist Keler Lucas to view the sophisticated rock art petroglyphs on the Island of Campeche. The Petroglyphs of Campeche are truly wonderful works of Art.
South America Brazil Rock Art Campeche Island
John Robinson of the Bradshaw Foundation joins Brazilian Research Archaeologist Keler Lucas to view the sophisticated rock art petroglyphs on the Island of Campeche. The Petroglyphs of Campeche are truly wonderful works of Art.
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Little Sister Island
Santinho Preservation
Coral Island
South America Rock Art Brazil Little Sister Island
The Bradshaw Foundation - Project Controller Cathy Hefner Urice visits Little Sister Island to view the amazing discovery of the the King's Mask petroglyph. The island south of Campeche had never been visited by archaeologist before.
Santinho Preservation Rock Art Brazil South America
The protection of the rock art site at the Beach Resort of Costao do Santinho, on the Island of Santa Catarina on the coast of Brazil. The protection of the Santinho Mask Petroglyph serves as a great example of rock art preservation.
South America Brazil Rock Art Coral Island
Coral Island lies about 15 miles south of Santa Catarina, of the coast of Brazil. About the same size as Campeche Island, & like Arvoredo has no beach on which to land making viewing and the recording of the rock art petroglyphs difficult.
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