Argentina: Talampaya and Gondwana

The existence of the continent of Gondwana is still a hotly debated hypothesis by geologists and in Talampaya in the Province of La Rioja we may have found proof of the supercontinent and the first formations of the Argentine Gondwana. It is one of the wonders of the world and of incalculable scientific value due to the findings of fossil remains of extinct animals. A 225 million year old dinosaur confirmed suspicions that they began as small carnivorous bipeds about the size of a pheasant. In the impressive gorge with cliffs towering 480 feet above us we find evidence of pre-Hispanic man in the 6,000 year old petroglyphs that depict animals, human figures and what may be an ancient calendar. For more information see International Features episode #43.

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