Serra da Capivara National Park


Serra da Capivara National Park

Infobox World Heritage Site
WHS = Serra da Capivara National Park


State Party = BRA
Type = Cultural
Criteria = iii
ID = 606
Region = Latin America and the Caribbean
Year = 1991
Session = 15th
Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/606

Serra da Capivara National Park is a national park in the north east of Brazil. It has many prehistoric paintings. The park was created to protect the prehistoric artifacts and paintings found there. It became a World Heritage Site in 1991. Its head archaeologist is Niède Guidon.

It is located in southeast Piauí, between latitudes 8º 26' 50" and 8º 54' 23" south and longitudes 42º 19' 47" and 42º 45' 51" west. 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.

ee also

* Niède Guidon

External links

* [http://www.mre.gov.br/cdbrasil/itamaraty/web/ingles/artecult/patrim/capivara/ Brazilian Ministry of External Relations information about park]
* [http://www.maria-brazil.org/serradacapivara.htm Photos of Serra da Capivara by Maria-Brazil]


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