Lost Limbs Foundation

Monday, November 11, 2013

Werehpal Cave Rock Engravings

An extensive cave petroglyphs - or rock engravings - near the village of Kwamalasamutu, in a site known as Werehpai. Discovered as recently as 2000, the Werehpai site is the oldest known human settlement located in southern Suriname. Recent investigations and radiocarbon dates at the site indicate that the first sign of inhabitation was five-thousand years ago; they offer the most concentrated set of petroglyphs ever recorded in the Amazonian basin.

Photos by Ketih Christenson