sábado, 29 de janeiro de 2011

Talhado do Gaviao, Rondon's Project

Talhado do Gaviao

The origion of Talhado do Gavião is very simple, it means Talhado: A mountain carving by the wind and rain over the past, and Gaviao (falcons) build the nest on top of Talhado.
At 2:10 p:m we set-off towards the Lagedo’ s district, rural zone of Carnauba dos Dantas town. We went by bus and as soon as we arrived to Aurelio’s house, the group of Rondon’s project and students of Tourism spot sat down and relax, as well as we chit-chatted  (bate-papo) with Mr. Aurelio, he is a nice person, we had a nice conversation. Afterwards the group leadership by Matheus Cadore, Adriele Martins and also took part Bianca (student of Nutrition) and  Cristiane (Student of Nursery) we climbed up towards Talhado do Gaviao with students (local guide course) actually we had a good hiking, for a change on top of Talhado the wasps stung the group, Carlos (regional tour guide), Matheus (Teacher) and Roniere (Student). Inspite of Talhado do Gaviao is a beautiful rock art shelter. One of the most beautiful landscape from Serido, without mention the rock art paintings present a diversity of drawings expressing the ancient culture about 9.000 B.P. (Before Present). As well as you can see a beautiful belvedere, natural by the way. We were around 450 metres above the sea level.  

At 5 p:m we return home, actually is a great experience, most local guides never visited a rock art painting before, this is a great opportunity for Rodon’s teachers visit as well. See you tomorrow.

                                 Students in Lagedo's district

                                  Hiking towards Talhado do Gaviao

                                  Continue hiking, hiking, climbing, climbing 
                                 From right to left: Matheus Cadore, Adriele Martins, Carlos Tour guide (owner of English tips), Cristiane and Bianca.

sexta-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2011

Carnauba and Lascaeux have in common?

There is a question, what Carnaúba a small town of the countryside of Rio Grande do Norte has in common with Lascaeux in France? Caves? Wheather? No, rock art paintings. Check out bellow the most relevants rock art shelter and landscapes located in the Rural Zone of Carnaúba dos Dantas.

                                  Canoe used by Indigenous
                                  Hunting scenes Messias' grotto

                                           Canoes and unrecognizable paintings (abstracts)
                                           Naturals swimming pools
                                  Caboclo's cave

quarta-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2011

Tourists and landscapes

             Me and Franches, hiking until the Archaeological site Xique-Xique I, of course now it's closed for visitors because both Archaeological sites Xique-Xique I and II is receiving an infrastructure of walkways, the project has been developed by the Brazilian National Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN) the purpose is after the conclusion of the Walkways the tourism in the region finally boosts as soon as possible. 

             This is Aide from Terra del Fuego, Argentine on top of Talhado do Gaviao, locate in the Rural Zone of Carnaúba dos Dantas, beautiful observation desk, beautiful over view. Talhado is another rock art painting located on top of the mountain in Sítio Lagedo far from 9 kilometres away the downtown.
              Monte do Galo, it's a Religious tourism, this place attracts over 100 thousand of pilgrims a year, coming from different parts of Northeast, the pilgrimage is in honor to Our Lady of Victory our patron, the image of the Saint came in the middle of XX century from France in a cargo came from Portugal originally come from French. 
              Rock art paintings belongs to Northeast Tradition, Serido, Sub-tradition, actually this is a hunting scene, according to recent studying they have for about 9.000 years B.P. Located in Xique-Xique I far from 5, 5 killometres away from the downtown, easy access to climb up and reaching until the Archaeological site. 
             This Rock Art paintings belongs to Agreste Tradition, the main characteristic you cannot identify the paintings, mostly are unrecognizable, in other words abstracts scenes. Located far from 12 kilometres away, the shelter is back to Riacho da Cobra mouth in this municipality.
              Here I was guiding tourist from Holland in the Archaeological site Xique-Xique I.

domingo, 16 de janeiro de 2011

Countryside's Landscape

Petroglyph engraved on the rock, located in the Rural Zone of Frei Martinho, Paraíba State.
Petroglyph located in the Rural Zone of Pedro's river,   Picui municipality. There they went to Vale encantado (enchanted valley) with engravings (in low relief).
                                  Petroglyph Rio do Pedro
                                  Rock art paintings, I mean Indigenous inscription for about 9 thousand years B.P. Located in the Rural zone of Carnauba dos Dantas, Rio grande do Norte State (my town). 
                                  Natural observation desk, located on top of Talhado do Gavião, in this municipality (Carnauba dos Dantas), here I was developing a work-ground class with Joao Henrique's high school students and teacher José Adenilson.  
                                  Me (Tour guide, owner of English tips) and Julio Cesar

                                 Tourist from England Peter and Christine

terça-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2011

Expedition: Serrote do Capim and Fundoes

Both are located at Sitío do Bráz, in Carnauba dos Dantas town far from 8 kilometres away from the downtown. There we climbed up the river, passed by water falls, archaeological's site (engravings, and rock art painting untill to arrive one of the biggest shelter with painting of Northiest tradition, Serido sub tradition. afterwards we visited the Serrote do Capim beautiful landscape. The Caatinga Adventure fullfilled their promise in the evening , Dean Carvalho, Julio César and me returned to the town.

                                          Belvedere of Cabeço do Capim 

                                 Me, Carlos tour guide on top of belvedere
                                  Pedra do Chapéu (Hat's rock)
                                    Petroglyph located in Water-eye's river

                                  Mirror formed by water's shadow

                                                                           Sunset on top of Falcon's mountain  

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sexta-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2011

Pedros' Expedition, Picui-PB


                                                       Petroglyph, Inga PB
Surrounded by the Brazilian' countryside it's common to find out inscriptions known as according to Tupy Language Itaquatiara that it means (Engraving rock). Scientifically known as Petroglyph basically find out nearby rivers, natural swimming pools and waterfalls. Petroglyph are common also in several countries for instance in USA, to be more specific Utah. 

Most scenes are unrecognizable (abstracts), I mean, you cannot identify them, there are not so much studies about this tradition, in particular in Brazil the Petroglyph have about 2.000 until 6.000 years Before Present.