Cueva Lucero

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Cueva Lucero
Cueva Lucero - Juana Díaz Puerto Rico.jpg
Location Address restricted[1]
Nearest city Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
Area 0.085 acres (340 m2)[2]
Built 600
MPS Prehistoric Rock Art of Puerto Rico MPS[3]
NRHP reference # 08000936
Added to NRHP September 26, 2008

Cueva Lucero (English: Star Cave) is a cave and archeological site in Juana Díaz municipality, Puerto Rico. The cave includes more than 100 petroglyphs and pictographs "making it one of the best examples of aboriginal rock art in the Antilles." It has been known to archeologists since at least the early 1900s. Most of its images are zoomorphic. The site is known to locals including rockclimbers and spelunkers and there is some modern graffiti.[2]

The cave was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[3]

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  1. ^ Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of sensitive archeological sites in many instances. The main reasons for such restrictions include the potential for looting, vandalism, or trampling. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997 .
  2. ^ a b Rodriguez, Yasha N.; Alvarado Zayas, Pedro; Sueiro, Berenice R. (2008), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Cueva Lucero (PDF) (redacted), retrieved June 13, 2017 .
  3. ^ a b National Park Service (October 10, 2008), Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/29/08 through 10/03/08, archived from the original on May 26, 2017, retrieved June 13, 2017 .

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