Archaeologists Discover 2,000-Year-Old Rock Art in Brazil

At sixteen locations in Brazil, archaeologists have discovered and categorized prehistoric rock art.  

The unique panels were made approximately 2,000 years ago and contain paintings and engravings,  

some of which seem to be connected by a shared religious system.  

According to an interpretive statement from Brazil's National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN),   

archaeologist Rômulo Macedo states that the images include human footprints,   

tracks from deer and wild pigs, and "figures that resemble celestial bodies." Between 2022 and 2023,  

Macedo oversaw the study of the recently found rock art in the state of Tocantins.  

According to Macedo, Newsweek's Aristos Georgiou, the panels of art, the majority of which are etched,

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