Archaeologists find oldest evidence of man in Paraguay

February 27th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have found in Paraguay the oldest evidence of the presence of man dating back more than 5,000 years.

According to a report in the Latin American Herald Tribune, the find was made during the course of an investigation being conducted into the heritage of the Pai Tavytera Indians.

The remnants of ancient mans presence, which were not specified, were found in a hill known as Jasuka Venda by a team from the Altamira Museum, which is responsible for looking after the same-named cave containing the famous Upper Paleolithic cave paintings.

The Altamira Museum said that besides the most ancient evidence of a human presence in Paraguay, archaeologists had also found in the hill samples of cave art unexpected till now in the footstep style, which is well-known in countries like Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.

The discoveries lead one to think that the region could be the origin and dissemination center for this type of cave art in almost all of South America, according to the team. (ANI)

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