Rock Paintings from the Tamboril Site, Barras, Piauí, Brazil
Sônia Maria Campelo Magalhães, Ennyo Lurrik Sousa da Silva
& Luis Carlos Duarte Cavalcante • português
Abstract. This paper presents the Tamboril site, located in the rural area of the municipality of Barras, Piauí State, Brazil. The archaeological site revealed an exceptional collection of pure graphisms, zoomorphic motifs, and human handprints, painted in different tonalities of red. There are overlaps and recurrence of rock records. The conservation of these rock paintings is affected by saline efflorescences, insect activity (particularly termites and wasp nests) and human impact (unaccompanied visitation and agricultural activity nearby).
Keywords: Tamboril site, Rock painting, Archaeological heritage, Barras, Piauí.
Campelo Magalhães, S. M., E. Lurrik Sousa da Silva & L. C. Duarte Cavalcante. 2015. Pinturas rupestres do sítio Tamboril, Barras, Piauí, Brasil. Arqueología Iberoamericana 28: 3-8. http://www.laiesken.net/arqueologia/archivo/2015/28/1. PURL: http://purl.org/aia/281.
Publication date: 1 October 2015.
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