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Canyon du Rio Peruaçu, Minas Gerais

Date of Submission: 11/03/1998
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
The Institute for National Historical and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN)
Coordinates: Long. 44°15' W - Lat. 15°5' S
Ref.: 969
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Description

Canyon kastique avec une soixantaine de sites d'occupation préhistorique et d'art rupestre spectaculaire, concentrés dans une région de 12 km2 Une végétation relicte et des espèces animales menacées d'extinction, dans une région naturelle de paysages grandioses, proche de la Réserve des Indians Xacriaba. Les sites archéologiques contiennent des vestiges d'occupation depuis 12.000 BP jusqu'à la periode coloniale.