domingo, 24 de julho de 2011

Get to know the Seridó

Since yesterday I was busier guiding people on tour visiting the Archaeological's sites and the tourist spots. Henrique and Silvanne is a nice couple from Rio Grande do Sul State, they came to Rio Grande do Norte, in particular they are visiting the Region of Seridó, and so far, they are enchanted with our hospitality and hospitality, the way of life of people in the countryside of Rio Grande do Norte. Check out the pictures, I'm sure they enjoyed a lot. Yesterday we went to visit the archaeological's sites Xique-Xique I, II, and IV, as well after we had lunch we went to visit Talhado do Gavião. Today's morning we went the Fundoes a canyons rock forming and also Itaquatiaras (Petroglyphs). Have a look at the pictures. 

                         Henrique and Silvanne ready for a hiking towards Fundoes
                          Trail of Fundoes
                          We're almost there on Fundoes
                          Fundoes 7 petroglyphs
                          Coroa de Frade (Frier's crown) it's a kind of cactus typical from the Caatinga ecosystem. 

sábado, 16 de julho de 2011

Petroglyphs, landscapes, Pauí Expedition See more picures of the latest Caatinga adventurer on top of Piaui mountain, located in the rural Zone of Carnaúba dos Dantas for more info visit the blog EXPLORADOR DO SERTAO. 

 A hora do "rango" ( residência do senhor Manoel Anacleto )

 Vista panorãmica da cidade de Carnaúba dos Dantas ( foto tirada de cima da Serra do Piauí )
 O Explorador do Sertão
 Vista panorãmica do Açude Monte Alegre e Carnaúba dos Dantas
 O Explorador e a "paisagem circundante"
 Cachoeira das Pinturas ( Riacho do Piauí )
 Cachoeira das Pinturas ( Riacho do Piauí )
 O peixe ( Itaquatiara/Petróglifo ) "Riacho do Piauí"     
 Itaquatiaras/Petróglifos ( Cachoeira das "Pinturas"/Riacho do Piauí )
FONTE e FOTOS: Dean Carvalho   

sexta-feira, 15 de julho de 2011


                                Observation desk of the Carnaúba town Piaui mountain
                                One of the guardian of the Archaeological's site, Dean Carvalho

                                Beautiful view of the Monte Alegre's dam and Rooster's Mount Júlio Cesar, member of Caatinga's Adventure
                                Dean and Manoel, native of Piaui site.
                                Engravings in low relief (Petroglyph) 
                                Unrecognizable petroglyphs (Piaui's waterfall) Carnaúba dos Dantas

This days two of the Caatinga's Adventures Julio César and Dean went out towards the Rural Zone of Carnaúba dos Dantas, town and they went to Piaui Mountain, surrounded about 8 kilometres away from the downtown, as we mentioned previously the real intention is enjoying the nature and take pictures. After climbing up and going down the mountain, finally they arrived on top of Piaui, check out the pictures bellow.  

Definition of the vocabulary Petroglyphs: Source: Wikipedia

Petroglyphs (also called rock engravings) are pictogram and logogram images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, and abrading. Outside North America, scholars often use terms such as "carving", "engraving", or other descriptions of the technique to refer to such images. Petroglyphs are found world-wide, and are often (but not always) associated with prehistoric peoples. The word comes from the Greek words petros meaning "stone" and glyphein meaning "to carve", and was originally coined in French as pétroglyphe.
The term petroglyph should not be confused with pictograph, which is an image drawn or painted on a rock face. Both types of image belong to the wider and more general category of rock art and Petroforms, or patterns and shapes made by many large rocks and boulders over the ground, are also quite different. Inukshuks are also unique, and found only in the Arctic (except for reproductions and imitations built in more southerly latitudes).