South America

Cueva de las Manos: The Cave of Hands in Patagonia, Argentina

People leave their stories through books, photographs, graffiti, or through their social media accounts. Leaving marks has been a practice since the prehistoric times and astonishing evidence of this can be found in Patagonia, Argentina. Stencils of human hands fill the cave walls together with other rock paintings depicting the life of hunters who stopped over the cave between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago. The cave is known as the “Cueva de las Manos” which literally means, “the Cave of Hands”.

Photo credit: gato246

Photo credit: gato246

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