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Serra da Capivara National Park
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Type of site: Cultural
Date of Inscription: 1991
Location: South America, Brazil
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Description: Serra da Capivara National Park boasts numerous decorated rock shelters filled with cave paintings, some aged more than 25,000 years; an outstanding testimony to one of South America’s oldest human communities. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Serra da Capivara National Park is a national park in the north east of Brazil. It has many ancient caves bearing cave paintings. The park was created to protect the prehistoric artifacts and paintings found there. It became a World Heritage Site in 1991. It is located in southeast Piauí. It falls within the municipal areas of São Raimundo Nonato, São João do Piauí, Coronel José Dias and Canto do Buriti. It has an area of 1291.4 square kilometres (319,000 acres). The area has the largest concentration of prehistoric small farms on the American continents. Scientific studies confirm that the Capivara mountain range was densely populated in prehistoric periods. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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