Cueva de las Manos (Spanish for Cave of the Hands) is a cave or a series of caves located in the province of Santa CruzArgentina, 163 km (101 mi) south of the town of Perito Moreno. It is famous (and gets its name) for the paintings of hands. The art in the cave dates from 13,000 to 9,000 years ago. Several waves of people occupied the cave, and early artwork has been carbon-dated to ca. 9300 BP. The age of the paintings was calculated from the remains of bone-made pipes used for spraying the paint on the wall of the cave to create silhouettes of hands.

The site was last inhabited around 700 CE, possibly by ancestors of the Tehuelche people.

  1. kubrickhan reblogged this from fylatinamericanhistory
  2. dagasvoladoras reblogged this from argentinavintage
  3. seahorse-breath reblogged this from argentinavintage
  4. vero1094 reblogged this from argentinavintage
  5. hims17 reblogged this from argentinavintage
  6. anger-over-apathy reblogged this from navigatethestream
  7. sinwifi reblogged this from argentinavintage and added:
  8. itsoliverworld reblogged this from argentinavintage
  9. centaurbaby reblogged this from davesearbymason
  10. davesearbymason reblogged this from absurdonio
  11. wanderlogged reblogged this from counterpunches
  12. w0rgasm reblogged this from kurtcopay
  13. the-forgetful-vegan reblogged this from slutgarden
  14. kurtcopay reblogged this from francislare
  15. sofiaaliceleadbetter reblogged this from censorednature
  16. thelunaticis-in-my-head reblogged this from destructive-elegance
  17. babe-obaggins reblogged this from neverfullyrealized
  18. neverfullyrealized reblogged this from slutgarden
  19. roberto reblogged this from alialiala
  20. comolasgolondrinas reblogged this from slutgarden
  21. sidewaysglancing reblogged this from francislare
  22. destructive-elegance reblogged this from makelectricity
  23. lynorran reblogged this from wildhaunt
  24. thekingoflegoland reblogged this from allmyfragilestrengthisgone
  25. kittenmittenns reblogged this from grandpashark
  26. makelectricity reblogged this from slutgarden
  27. queenofcorruption reblogged this from slutgarden
  28. allmyfragilestrengthisgone reblogged this from slutgarden
  29. stellargalaxies reblogged this from violet-tulle
  30. shukr-with-my-coffee reblogged this from erratic-thought
  31. istherenothingthere reblogged this from violet-tulle