The Ingá Stone is located in the middle of the Ingá River near the small city of Ingá, 96 km from João Pessoa, in Paraíba State in the northeast of Brazil. The Ingá Stone is also called Itacoatiara do Ingá. The word Ita means "stone" in the Tupi language of the natives that lived in that area. It is a rock formation in gneiss which covers an area of approximately 250 m². Altogether primary, a vertical wall 46 meters long by 3.8 meters high, and adjacent areas, there are entries whose meanings are unknown. Several figures are carved in low relief in this set, suggesting the representation of animals, fruits, and human constellations like Orion and Milky Way.It is composed of some basalt stones covered with symbols and glyphs which are undeciphered until now. Scholars think it was created by natives that lived in the area until the 18th century. Unfortunately, the site is under constant danger of being damaged beyond repair by scavengers and vandals.Most glyphs represent animals, fruits, humans, constellations, and other unrecognizable images.Archeoastronomical hypothesisThere is a hypothesis that provides petroglyphs of Ingá an exceptional importance from the archeoastronomical point of view. In 1976, the Spanish engineer Francisco Pavía Alemany started a mathematical study of this archaeological monument. The first results were published in 1986 by the Instituto of Arqueologia Brasileira (Pavía Alemany F. 1986). He identified in Inga a series of "bowls" and another petroglyph etched into the vertical surface of the wall of Inga that formed a "solar calendar", over which a gnomon projected the shadow of the first solar rays of every day. The Agrupación Astronómica de la Safor published in 2005 a summary of this work in its official bulletin Huygens No. 53 (Pavía Alemany F. 2005).
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  • Verrrry interesting place! I didn't know and hadn't even heard of until I had the opportunity to meet. The "walls" are beautiful and tell the story of the place.
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  • An immersion to our ancestors. Ingá is perfectly maintained and easily accessible for all ages. The River was thundering waters, because of recent rain. The explanation of the guide was enriching and the Museum guard pearls of prehistoric animals. A ride of a lifetime, recommend and praise the care of the volunteers and workers of this heritage of Itacoatiaras.
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  • Recommend a visit to this magical place. really good!! great to ride with the whole family. easy access, excellent reception. I guarantee satisfaction case, go to the Pedra do Ingá.
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  • Great exposure to a significant Northeastern Brazilian prehistoric landmark. As an anthropologist, I found worth visiting it.
  • Excellent site and beautiful scenery :)
  • A paleontological site worth visiting! Easy access, just watch out for the potholes! Account with a local guide. It's nice to go with light clothes for our region is very hot. Don't forget the camera. To enter the Museum, which is next, we pay 5 dollars, but is there a discount for students, children and the elderly.
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  • Archaeological site of Paraíba, located a few kilometers from the city of Campina Grande. Easy to reach, but, come on, the path is narrow and the rocks are very slippery. You have to be careful to walk. Wheelchair access has not. A lot of stone along the way. Very hot. Use sunscreen. There's a small museum at the site that to understand the history of the site. Recommend.
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  • Extraordinary place, interesting archaeological site, with a stone containing inscriptions probably made by Paleo-Indians who lived in the region between 2 and 6000 years ago. There is also a small natural history museum that receives children of the State during the school term, which exposes fossils found at the site. For those interested in Archaeology (or astronomy, since the inscriptions on the stone might indicate constellations ...) the visit is a great option.
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