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Brazilian Archeologist Finds Imprint of the Oldest Humans in The Americas

Brasilia, October 3 (RHC)-- French-Brazilian archaeologist Niede Guidon said that the most ancient imprint of the inhabitants of The Americas, who came from Africa some 50 thousand years ago, were found in the Capibara mountain range, in Brazil.

The Capibara range lured hunters and fruit collectors, who left an important artistic legacy of their time, said the 80-year-old archaeologist. The specialist led a huge excavation project in a park located in the northeastern state of Piaui.

Drawings of animals, ceremonies, hunting and fighting episodes and even the sexual life of ancient aborigines in The Americas were discovered in rock paintings on 940 archeological sites in the Brazilian mountains. The drawings are being exhibited in the capital, Brasilia.

The finding helped question a traditional theory that the first dwellers of this part of the world came from Asia some 12 thousand years ago through Bering straits.

The Capibara mountain range was declared Heritage of Humanity in 1991 by UNESCO.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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