11 comments on “Pedra Furada the Pierced Rock Site

  1. I am very much looking forward to this! I actually had started studying this when I first came here. I was trying to find a catalog of the paintings so that they can be compared with other regions, maybe even the old world…

    Apparently they are quite unique. From what I understand a lot of them were painted from boats above the waterline of an ancient lake. I tried to zero in on this area with Google to try and find the ancient shoreline. And of course I got sidetracked. lol

    So can’t wait to see what you found Roberto!

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  2. OK, I was mistaken this is different site than the one I was talking about. This is cool! If my eyes are looking at it correctly, The far left painting has three sea creature silhouettes. Looks like two whales and maybe a manta ray? If they are, it appears they are painted in a perspective and shape that can only be recognized if you were right over the top of these creatures in the water. A sea shore view, perspective, and rendition would have been different.

    Even though this is quite a ways inland, someone went floating on the ocean to get the visual mental picture of these. Anyone else zoom in and see these too?

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  3. The more I look at these, the more anatomically correct they look as Whales and a Manta Ray… I have personally been over the top of these creatures myself.

    The site I was thinking of was Pedra Pintata, but it has not been dated nearly as old as this site. Yet…

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  4. I’ve always found this site strange. The rock reminds me of something one would see in Australia not South America.
    pedrapintada

    I’ll add a bigger pic of this at the end of the post above………

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    • Yep, that’s Pedra Pintata. And from what I understand these may have been painted from a boat. Wait? Boat? They floated? Impossible…

      You are right, the Rock does look like something from Australia.

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      • A spiritual and symbolic reminder of their home, the “Old Country”, from which they came maybe? Would be super interesting to dig deeper into the symbols for any similarities.

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