Pleistocene Epoch Pictographs in the Colombian Amazon

The pictographs depict Columbian Amazon peoples’ interactions with local fauna and flora.

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Scientists led by Dr. Mark Robinson from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Exeter as part of the European Research Council (ERC) project, Last Journey, discovered these striking images in a trio of distinct rock shelters in the Guaviare Department of Colombia.

The series of vivid drawings were created approximately 12,600 to 11,800 years ago and deliver solid evidence that the Amazon rainforest’s first inhabitants resided beside Ice Age mega-mammals such as the giant sloths, camelids, horses, mastodons, and three-toed ungulates sporting long trunks.

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