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Near Arroyo Seco in Municipality of Victoria, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Rock Art in the 16th Century

 
 
Rock Art in the 16th Century Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 4, 2019
1. Rock Art in the 16th Century Marker
Inscription.  

El Arte Rupestre en el Siglo XVI
Con la conquista y colonización por parte de militares, religiosos y colonos otomíes en nombre de la corona española, surgió una nueva iconografía vinculada a los conquistadores y la nueva religión. Paulatinamente el arte rupestre de los nómadas y seminómadas fue sustituido por íconos de la tradición católica popular: cruces, altares, personajes con vestimenta militar, entre otros; todos estos motivos ahora podemos verlos compartir los mismos frentes rocosos.

English translation:
Rock Art in the 16th Century
With the Conquest and the colonization by military, religious and Otomi settlers in the name of the Spanish crown, a new iconography linked to the conquerors and the new religion emerged. Gradually the rock art of nomads and semi-nomads was replaced by icons of the popular Catholic tradition: crosses, altars, characters in military clothing, among others. This new symbolism can now be seen sharing the same rock faces with earlier imagery.
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH)
Rock Art in the 16th Century Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 4, 2019
2. Rock Art in the 16th Century Marker
The marker is seen here along a viewing stand with the rock art higher up and to the left in this view.
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Location. 21° 11.49′ N, 100° 12.171′ W. Marker is near Arroyo Seco, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Victoria. Marker can be reached from Calle Nueva a Victoria just north of Calle Principal de Arroyo Seco, on the right when traveling north. The marker is along the walking tour at the Arroyo Seco Archaeological Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arroyo Seco, Guanajuato 37920, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Guardians of the Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memory of the Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); A Long-Term Painted History (within shouting distance of this marker); The Social Function of Rock Art (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Arroyo Seco Archaeological Site (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); Father Juan González Zarate (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); a different marker also named Miguel Hidalgo (approx. 11.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arroyo Seco.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraNative Americans
 
Detail of the rock art included on the marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 4, 2019
3. Detail of the rock art included on the marker
Note the image of the cross and a figure that appears to be a soldier, possibly with a bandolier across his chest and a high, shako-style hat.
Additional nearby rock art image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 4, 2019
4. Additional nearby rock art
These additional figures are probably from an earlier period before the Spanish Conquest.
Rock Art in the 16th Century Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 4, 2019
5. Rock Art in the 16th Century Marker
The marker is at this viewing stand along the last part of the walking tour at the site.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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