Petroglyphs in Guanacaste hill country

The Guanacaste highlands, with Rincon de la Vieja volcano in the background; photo by David W. Smith

The Guanacaste highlands, with Rincon de la Vieja volcano in the background; photo by David W. Smith

Over the river and through the woods, then over another creek and up along a fence line, in view of Rincon de la Vieja volcano, we found a flattish rock at the top of a hill with what looked like very old carvings. The person who showed us the place brought chalk, and he outlined some of the designs so they’d be more visible.

There were/are many tribes in the Rincon de la Vieja area, including the Curubande and the Guatuso.

Chalk-enhanced petroglyphs near Quebrada Grande

Chalk-enhanced petroglyphs near Quebrada Grande; photo by David W. Smith

Detail of chalk-enhanced petroglyph in the Guanacaste highlands; photo by David W. Smtih

Detail of chalk-enhanced petroglyph in the Guanacaste highlands; photo by David W. Smtih

  • By peche, March 12, 2010 @ 6:53 am

    I have found some of these petroglyphs, in quebradas, perez zeledon, costa rica

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