Pintados

Archaeological Site in Pintados

Just off the Panamericana, about 45km south of Pozo Almonte, the brown hillsides of the Atacama have been transformed into a magnificent canvas of aboriginal art. There are some 420 geoglyphs decorating the hills like giant pre-Columbian doodles at Pintados, 45km south of Pozo Almonte. Geometrical designs include shapes, figures and animals. Most of the works date from between AD 500 and AD 1450.

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