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

A Fragile Testimony

 
 
A Fragile Testimony Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2022
1. A Fragile Testimony Marker
Inscription.  

Un Fragil Testimonio
El arte rupestre de Arroyo Seco es el testimonio de la forma de concebir el mundo y relacionarse con el territorio por parte de las antiguas sociedades de cazadores recolectores, como también del dramático proceso de colonización y poblamiento del nororiente de Guanajuato.

Algunos sitios de manifestaciones rupestres del valle intermontano de Victoria han resistido con mayor o menor éxito el paso del tiempo, mientras otros han terminado por desaparecer. Cada motivo pintado es único, su pérdida conlleva a la desaparición de la memoria histórica colectiva por lo que proteger y conservar el patrimonio rupestre es responsabilidad de todos.

Pie de dibujo:
“Sitio de manifestaciones rupestres vandalizado en el municipio de San Miguel de Allende”

English translation:
A Fragile Testimony
The rock art of Arroyo Seco is the testimony of the way of conceiving the world and relating to the territory by the ancient societies of hunter-gatherers, as well as the dramatic process of colonization and settlement of the northeast of Guanajuato.

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Some sites of rock art in the intermountain valley of Victoria have survived with greater or lesser success the passage of time, while others have ended up disappearing. Each painted motif is unique, its loss leads to the disappearance of the collective historical memory, so protecting and conserving the rock heritage is everyone's responsibility.

Caption:
"Site of vandalized rock art in the municipality of San Miguel de Allende"
 
Erected by Secretaría de Cultura.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyArts, Letters, MusicNative Americans.
 
Location. 21° 11.556′ N, 100° 12.286′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Guanajuato. Marker can be reached from Carretera Arroyo Seco - Victoria, on the right when traveling north. The marker is the last marker on the "La Tortuga" Trail 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. The human figure (within shouting distance of this marker); The Imagination of Rock Art (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock art in contact (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bow and Arrow (about 90 meters away, measured in a
A Fragile Testimony Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2022
2. A Fragile Testimony Marker
direct line); The Mythical Environment and Time Cycles (about 120 meters away); The Social Function of Rock Art (about 210 meters away); A Long-Term Painted History (about 240 meters away); Rock Art in the 16th Century (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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