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5,000 Cave Paintings Uncovered in Tamaulipas

INAH, Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History), recently revealed the discovery of 4,926 cave paintings located in the Sierra de San Carlos, near Burgos, Tamaulipas.

The prolific number of cave paintings include images of stars and planets, people and tipi-like structures; and, local flora and fauna, like lizards, deer and centipedes. A painting of an atlatl, a spear throwing tool used to hunt, was also found.

Researchers believe the paintings were made by groups of Indigenous Peoples who fled Spanish missionaries in the early 18th century.

Images via INAH

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