Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs, San Pedro de Atacama

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At Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs, drawings carved into the red rock face are evidence of a civilization from long ago. The petroglyphs served as a place for travellers to document their experiences and contribute to history and culture. The drawings are attributed to the Atacama people that date back as early as 500 CE. The images depict everything from gatherings of people to livestock, camelids, llamas, and foxes. Native and local guides provide valuable insight into the history of their people as told through the rock art. The site is relatively remote, but tour companies offer trips to and from the prehistoric site. Plan your visit to Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Pedro de Atacama holiday planner.
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  • the visit worth at historic content: to think the drawings there are present for thousands of years, activates the imagination. But if you don't have much time, you can pass the ride
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  • Another unmissable ride, because you will have the chance to view cave drawings, or petroglyphs old and learn more about the culture, the people and inhabitants of the Atacama. Very interesting.
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  • This site will show you engravings in the old rocks more than 3000 years, everything is not very understandable, but the place is magical with a bit of history about the atacamamenienne culture.
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