More Photos Have Emerged from the Massive Rock Art Discovery in the Amazon, and They’re Amazing—See Them Here

Who knew that ancient Amazonians bungee jumped? Well, now you do!

A member of the Colombian-English research team that made the discovery. Photo José Iriarte.
A member of the Colombian-English research team that made the discovery. Photo: José Iriarte.

Archaeologists recently discovered eight miles of painted rock face in the Colombian Amazon, sited along the Guayabero River. The Colombian and English researchers studying the works suspect that there could be upward of 100,000 individual paintings on 17 walls, dating from the time when humans first arrived in South America and then traveled through Central America.

The thousands of paintings, made by people who lived there 12,500 years ago, have captivated viewers the world over. Now, Artnet News has obtained more photographs of the giant sloths, armadillos the size of a car, and countless other animals, as well as humans dancing, engaging in ceremonies, and even bungee jumping.

See the images below.

The team labored for several hours through landscape stocked with lethally venomous snakes that would have meant certain death if they were bitten. Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.

Photo: José Iriarte.


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