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

The Memory of the Landscape

 
 
The Memory of the Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 4, 2019
1. The Memory of the Landscape Marker
Inscription.  

La Memoria del Paisaje
Arroyo Seco, junto con otros sitios del valle intermontano poseen sugerentes espacios circulares delimitados por grandes rocas en la cima de los cerros. Generalmente se asocian con paneles de pintura rupestre y en su cercania se tallaron pocitas de distintas dimensiones en la superficie de las rocas. Estos lugares debieron funcionar como espacios para reuniones colectivas vinculados con la elaboración ritual de la pintura rupestre.

El paisaje de este valle, aunque sujeto a distintos procesos sociales, desde los últimos 500 años ha conservado su componente sagrado; cerros y distintas formaciones rocosas, algunas con pintura rupestre, fueron escenario de apariciones milagrosas o custodiadas por entidades que residen en el paisaje.

English translation:
The Memory of the Landscape
Arroyo Seco, along with other sites in the intermountain valley have suggestive circular spaces delimited by large rocks on the top of the hills. Generally they are associated with panels of rock painting. Nearby there are usually carved indentations of different dimensions
The Memory of the Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 4, 2019
2. The Memory of the Landscape Marker
Note the rock formation mentioned in the marker text. The sunrise of the summer solstice can be viewed through the space made by the rocks.
on the surface of the rocks. These places probably functioned as spaces for collective meetings linked to the ritual elaboration of paint used for the rock art.

The landscape of this valley, although subject to different social processes, has kept its sacred component over the last 500 years; hills and different rock formations, some with cave painting, were believed to be the scene of miraculous apparitions or to be guarded by entities that reside in the landscape.
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 21° 11.461′ N, 100° 12.186′ 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. A Long-Term Painted History (a few steps from this marker); The Social Function of Rock Art (within shouting distance of this marker); The Guardians of the Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Art in the 16th Century
The Memory of the Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 4, 2019
3. The Memory of the Landscape Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Arroyo Seco Archaeological Site (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Miguel Hidalgo (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Father Juan González Zarate (approx. 2.7 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, MusicMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Detail of the space formed by the rock formation near the marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 4, 2019
4. Detail of the space formed by the rock formation near the marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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