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Victoria, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

The Imagination of Rock Art

 
 
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Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2022
1. The Imagination of Rock Art Marker
Inscription.  

El Imaginario Rupestre
La expresión pictórica de las sociedades nómadas y seminómadas del nororiente de Guanajuato se traduce en un arte rupestre esquemático caracterizado por el predominio de la representación de la figura humana; en menor medida se pintaron motivos alusivos al entorno natural como animales y plantas.

Los lugares elegidos por los autores fueron elevaciones bajas, a pie de monte sobre singulares formaciones rocosas de fácil acceso, lo que sugiere ritos de carácter público, pues además existe un principio de intervisibilidad entre los sitios del valle. Algunos otros se dispusieron en parajes de difícil acceso que si bien comparten las mismas características de representación gráfica, contienen motivos como improntas de manos y representaciones miniatura cuyo uso restringido a estos espacios sugiere un arte rupestre de carácter más íntimo.

English translation:
The Imagination of Rock Art
The pictorial expression of the nomadic and semi-nomadic societies of the northeast of Guanajuato translates into a schematic rock art characterized by
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the predominance of the representation of the human figure; to a lesser extent motifs alluding to the natural environment such as animals and plants were painted.

The places chosen by the authors were low elevations, at the foot of the mountain on unique rock formations of easy access, which suggests rites of a public nature, since there is also a principle of intervisibility between the sites of the valley. Some others were arranged in places of difficult access that although they share the same characteristics of graphic representation, contain motifs such as hand prints and miniature representations whose use when restricted to these spaces suggests rock art of a more intimate nature.
 
Erected by Secretaría de Cultura.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyArts, Letters, MusicNative Americans.
 
Location. 21° 11.521′ N, 100° 12.281′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Guanajuato. Marker is on Carretera Tierra Blanca - Victoria, on the right when traveling north. The marker is on the "La Tortuga" walking path at the Arroyo Seco Archeological Zone. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria GTO 37928, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Fragile Testimony (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock art in contact
The Imagination of Rock Art Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2022
2. The Imagination of Rock Art Marker
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The human figure (about 90 meters away); The Bow and Arrow (about 150 meters away); The Social Function of Rock Art (about 150 meters away); A Long-Term Painted History (about 180 meters away); The Mythical Environment and Time Cycles (about 180 meters away); The Arroyo Seco Archaeological Site (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Jun. 19, 2024