El Sitio Museo Finca 6, Palmar Norte

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  • This UNESCO World Patrimony site is hard to find - Google sent us to an address in “downtown” Palmar del Norte which is entirely wrong. Maybe that is why it is so little known. A taxi driver directed ...  more »
  • Let me start by saying that I am passionate about archaeology and in Costa Rica for me this site (along with Guayabo and the great museums of the capital) constituted a rare chance to study this specific interest. Having already read on the web some insight into stone spheres on modern small museum did not add much to what I already knew (and very little is known about the subject). Apart from the few items on display (bar, patently rejects of the great museums of San José) and some ' small ' sphere, it was interesting to know that 5 of the balls in the park adjacent to the Museum were among the few still in the original place. Were then subject to small archaeological excavations that had highlighted some aspect of their use, among other things as a sign of power at the entrance of the houses of chiefs. I expected so to find such excavations protected by canopies (a modest expense compared to the modern and elegant Museum building). Actually visiting the Park I found that everything had been dug underground again and the aforementioned spheres emerged with the top few cm from the ground. A meager reward for a hike in a suffocating heat in the middle of a bad secondary jungle which replaced the banana plantations in 30 years since their abandonment. In a clearing of the jungle are crammed a dozen balls from different sources. Here if only we had the pleasure of observing the trees around three specimens of saimiri (squirrel monkey), a rare species of monkey is threatened with extinction.
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  • We have been to Costa Rica many times and has never heard about the stone spheres. The visitors center provides informative videos and displays. We ventured out on the grounds to see these pre-Columbi...  more »
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  • One of the two or three archaeological sites open to the public in Costa Rica. It is very small and with few areas, mostly recovered or returned...
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