Serra da Capivara National Park, State of Piaui

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Serra da Capivara National Park is a national park in the Northeastern region 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. Its best known archaeological site is Pedra Furada.It is located in northeast state of Piauí, between latitudes 8° 26' 50" and 8° 54' 23" south and longitudes 42° 19' 47" and 42° 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 sites in the Americas. Scientific studies confirm that the Capivara mountain range was densely populated in the pre-Columbian Era.
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  • Brazil's biggest national park. Greatly preserved wall painting, ranging from 5 to 30 000 years old. Great guides as well, incredibly empty and clean. Not to be missed, especially since it's probably ...  more »
  • Amazing place. Very few tourists. Clean, organized, full of things to see and trails to walk. One can watch the birds and monkeys and if you are really lucky, bump into a leopard! The tree colors in l...  more »
  • Simply one of my favourite places in Piauí. A very accessible place with very competent guides to walk you through the process. Be sure to keep your bottle of water at hand. The weather is very dry an...  more »