They find remains of settlers from 16,000 years ago in the Huenul Cave in Argentina

They find remains of settlers from 16,000 years ago in the Huenul Cave in Argentina


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The Cultural Heritage Directorate of Neuquén (Argentina), has reported the discovery of remains of populations and extinct animals in the Huenul Cave, dated between 16,000 and 13,000 years old.

The archaeological project started in 2010 and developed jointly by the Province, the CoNiCeT, the communities of Barrancas and Buta Ranquil and researchers from Argentina, Chile and the United States, aimed to study the settlement of northern Patagonia and the results obtained have been surprising.

Ramiro Barbarena, director of the project, explained that "Our work in an archaeological site called Cueva Huenul allowed us to study 15 thousand years of history of change of environment, climate and human societies", adding that "where the climate was considerably colder, the high they were covered with glaciers and currently extinct species were passing through ”.

In addition, he confirmed that "in the investigations we have recovered evidence that shows large extinct mammals that occupied this cave between 16,000 and 13,000 years ago." Among them, Bones that were determined to have belonged to giant sloths stand out, animals the size of a current bear, herbivores and from whom the current sloths would descend and that have been discovered in various regions of America.

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The discovery "represents one of the oldest known human occupations in the province of NeuquénBarbarena added.

At the same time, Barbarena explained that “an exhaustive survey of the rock art of the region was also carried out under the supervision of the Conicet fellow, Guadalupe Romera Villanueva, and through the analysis of the information in the laboratory it was possible to determine that sites such as The Yagui Cave and the Huenul Cave have hundreds of motifs with very varied forms represented, highlighting abstract designs formed from lines, broken lines and straight lines, some of them arranged in a parallel way ”, which are also documented in other archaeological sites such as Colomichico (in Minas) and in the Linares mountain range (in Chile).

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