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. The area has many prehistoric paintings.LocationIt 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 Capivara-Confusões Ecological Corridor, created in 2006, links the park to the Serra das Confusões National Park.HistoryThe 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.This 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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  • Different place with a lot of history, nice try guessing what the pictures mean. The only bad thing is the absence of tourism agencies, you need to be running after guides in town.
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  • Who likes to travel to truth cannot fail to meet the area to understand the beginning of civilization in the Americas and meet the interiorzão of Brazil. Very beautiful place, with lush landscapes and Rico in history. Well worth getting to know the Museum of man who is in the region. To enjoy the ride, use and abuse of sunscreen, hydrate well, bring insect repellent and take lots of pictures.
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  • I loved. I was in a mixture of scientific research and recreation. We went for Teresina and rented car. On ida by Oeiras much further and back by Floriano closer. Good roads, but with many large animals such as donkeys and some holes for times that put at risk if it goes. We went three days in the Park and it was enough. We get the Guide Mario which is very good and informed. Do master's degree and is a professor of history. 16 reais per person per day in the Park and 150 for the Guide. We went in October with all dry. Recommend because has no mosquito or mud or fly. Although it is the hottest month, didn't see anything too much in the heat. Who complains is a bit extreme. Detail: I lived in less and I am 23 absurdly hot. Makes 40 degrees, but is too dry. The paths are covered by trees and rocks and the Sun is not a big problem. I'm white to the extreme and not used. Even pink stayed. Beautiful and impressive paintings. Trails and beautiful landscapes. Very worth the sacrifice to come and go. Very well signposted and care. The information from a scientific point of view are a little skewed by the desire to spend that the men are there for 50000 years, but that's another story ...
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