Enjoy archeology and history in Northern Argentina
- Published: Wednesday, 02 September 2015 18:58
Enjoy archeology and history in Northern Argentina is another proposal offered by this region. There are several places that invite you to approach history and find out more...
Pucara of Tilcara
One of the most famous landmarks in Northern Argentina is the Pucara of Tilcara, formerly was a place used by tilcaras to protect themselves from attacks. To reach this site (located on the Quebrada de Humahuaca) should take the National Route 9 and across beautiful landscapes. It is located less than 100 kilometers from the city of San Salvador de Jujuy.
The main feature of this site is its walls and fortifications, also may be the older units were used as housing.
As a curiosity we can say that the Pucara of Tilcara is a point chosen by several artists and bands to record their music, plus one of the new $ 1 coins issued in the Bicentennial of the May Revolution takes on one of its faces this amazing landscape .
Archaeological site Tres Cruces
This site invites you to see a cave with pictographs, colored in different shades. In this case the figures were made it can be seen in drawings and using lines.
It can also be seen ruins as the remains of houses of the inhabitants of this area of northern Argentina.
The Ruins of Quilmes
They are located in the Valles Calchaquíes in the province of Tucuman, it is remains that belonged to the largest pre-Columbian settlement that existed in Argentina. They are a set of rectangular and circular houses where lived a stable population of about 3000 people. Also add to the landscape of old buildings made in rocks, cactus typical of the region.
Another striking feature of these ruins are the water dam construction, it is estimated that there were a lot of crops, mainly maize, which was a basic element of the diet of indigenous people.
Inca Cave Archaeological Site
It is a point of Northern Argentina where you can see cave paintings, experts in the subject say that the age of them varies between 5000 and 8000 years. It is also said to be the oldest rock art in the region.
Getting to this site implies some time if you want to access on foot, otherwise possible is accessible by 4x4.
It can be seen that has a cave about 40 meters long, 5 meters deep and a height of around 10 meters. Almost all the walls and ceilings are covered with paintings that are several shades, some are white, some red and some black. Geometric figures can be seen and also some belonging to various animals such as flames. You can also see suns and eyes.