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La Pintada rocky canyon

Hermosillo

More than two thousand cave paintings were found by archaeologists in La Pintada, a hard-access rocky canyon in the Sonoran desert, 60 kilometers away from Hermosillo, in the Sierra Libre.

The richness and diversity of human and animal figures shaped on stones by Seris and Pimas have become La Pintada the cave paintings most famous archaeological site in Sonora.

This settlement's greatest development period was between 700 and 1600 A.D.

Currently, only visits controlled by researchers from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History) are allowed, since the area is under restoration.

However, the installation of an interpretation center and a circuit so that visitors can learn about the cultures that made these works of art are in development.
More than two thousand cave paintings were found by archaeologists in La Pintada, a hard-access rocky canyon in the Sonoran desert, 60 kilometers away from Hermosillo, in the Sierra Libre.

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The richness and diversity of human and animal figures shaped on stones by Seris and Pimas have become La Pintada the cave paintings most famous archaeological site in Sonora.

This settlement's greatest development period was between 700 and 1600 A.D.

Currently, only visits controlled by researchers from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History) are allowed, since the area is under restoration.

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