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

The human figure

 
 
The human figure Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2022
1. The human figure Marker
Inscription.  

La figura humana
Los antiguos habitantes de este valle representaron exhaustivamente la figura humana. Se plasmó de frente a partir de trazos lineales muy esquemáticos para formar cuerpo y extremidades y, a veces, dedos en pies y manos. Algunas llevan tocados diversos en forma de plumas, semejantes a orejas de liebre o portan instrumentos varios. Las hay también dotadas de gran dinamismo sugiriendo la ejecución de danzas mientras otras se plasmaron en posiciones anatómicamente imposibles. Por lo regular la figura humana no presenta atributos sexuales, aunque en casos excepcionales se señalaron de manera explícita. Las formas circulares y la representación de la figura humana son un binomio del arte rupestre local. Los círculos se plasmaron regularmente en rojo, aunque existen composiciones bicromas en amarillo, rojo, negro y blanco; algunos, debido a su técnica de elaboración y abundancia, forman parte de complejas escenas.

English translation:
The human figure
The ancient inhabitants of this valley exhaustively represented the human figure. It was shaped head-on
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from very schematic linear strokes to form body and limbs and, sometimes, fingers and toes. Some wear various headdresses in the form of feathers, similar to hare ears, or carry various instruments. They are also endowed with great dynamism, suggesting the execution of dances, while others were reflected in anatomically impossible positions. Usually the human figure does not present sexual attributes, although in exceptional cases they were explicitly pointed out. The circular forms and the representation of the human figure are a binomial of local rock art. The circles were regularly embodied in red, although there are bichrome compositions in yellow, red, black and white; some, due to their technique of elaboration and abundance, are part of complex scenes.
 
Erected by Secretaría de Cultura.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyArts, Letters, MusicNative Americans.
 
Location. 21° 11.567′ N, 100° 12.298′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Guanajuato. Marker can be reached from Carretera Tierra Blanca - Victoria, on the right when traveling north. The marker is along the "La Tortuga" trail at 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
The human figure Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2022
2. The human figure Marker
marker. A Fragile Testimony (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock art in contact (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bow and Arrow (within shouting distance of this marker); The Imagination of Rock Art (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Mythical Environment and Time Cycles (about 90 meters away); The Social Function of Rock Art (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); A Long-Term Painted History (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Rock Art in the 16th Century (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Petroglyphs near The human figure Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2022
3. Petroglyphs near The human figure Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 23, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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