Archaeological Sites from the Buriti dos Cavalos Valley: A Brief Review
Luis Carlos Duarte Cavalcante • português
Abstract. The valley of the Buriti dos Cavalos, in the rural area from the municipality of Piripiri, in the state of Piauí (Brazil), is known for several archaeological sites, which are composed of rock shelters and walls decorated with rock paintings and engravings. Located in the Corrente stream margins, the rock monuments present high density of prehistoric inscriptions. The rock paintings consist of pure and geometric graphisms, human handprints, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic motifs, painted predominantly in different tonalities of red color, but also in yellow, black, gray (including greenish-gray), pink, white, orangish, and in the wine color. Besides the polychrome, the ancient inscriptions exhibit frequent overlaps and recurrences of the motifs represented in different moments of graphic evolution.
Keywords: Rock painting, Rock engraving, Archaeological heritage.
Duarte Cavalcante, L. C. 2016.
Sítios arqueológicos do vale do Buriti dos Cavalos: uma breve revisão.
Arqueología Iberoamericana 30: 16-22.
URL: http://laiesken.net/arqueologia/archivo/2016/30/3. PURL: http://purl.org/aia/303.
Publication date: 21 April 2016.
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