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Patagones, the “Three-meter-tall giants” that Magellan Found at the Southern Tip of America

In 2022, the 500th anniversary of the First Circumnavigation of the World was celebrated, the Spanish maritime expedition that allowed for global circumnavigation and opened a route to the Spice Islands as an alternative to the route along the southern tip of Africa, which was monopolized by Portugal. It was a grand adventure in which […]

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South America’s Oldest Rock Art Discovered in a Cave where Information has been Transmitted for More than 100 Generations

Researchers have managed to establish the earliest recorded dates to date for rock art in South America, after dating pictorial motifs in the cave Huenul 1, in the Argentine Patagonia. The findings indicate that the production of rock art in this region began at least 8200 years ago, which allows for a better understanding of […]