Serra da Capivara National Park

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Serra da Capivara National Park
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
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Type Cultural
Criteria iii
Reference 606
UNESCO region Latin America and the Caribbean
Inscription history
Inscription 1991 (15th Session)
Serra da Capivara National Park is located in Brazil
Serra da Capivara National Park
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Location of Serra da Capivara National Park in Brazil.

Serra da Capivara National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional Serra da Capivara, IPA: [ˈpaʁki nɐsjoˈnaw ˈsɛʁɐ ðɐ kɐpiˈvaɾɐ], locally [ˈsɛɦɐ da kapiˈvaɾɐ]) is a national park in the Northeastern region of Brazil. It has many prehistoric paintings. The park was created to protect the prehistoric artifacts and paintings found there. It became a World Heritage Site in 1991. Its head archaeologist is Niède Guidon. Its best known archaeological site is Pedra Furada.

It is located in northeast state of Piauí, between latitudes 8° 26' 50" and 8° 54' 23" south and longitudes 42° 19' 47" and 42° 45' 51" west. It falls within the municipal areas of São Raimundo Nonato, São João do Piauí, Coronel José Dias and Canto do Buriti. It has an area of 1291.4 square kilometres (319,000 acres). The area has the largest concentration of prehistoric sites in the Americas. Scientific studies confirm that the Capivara mountain range was densely populated in the pre-Columbian Era.[1]

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  1. ^ Romero, Simon (March 27, 2014). "Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans’ Arrival in the Americas". New York Times. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 8°40′S 42°33′W / 8.667°S 42.550°W / -8.667; -42.550