A recent drone video upload to AirVuz shows us the rock paintings of Nuevo Tolimo. Drone footage is giving us a glimpse into the ancient civilizations of Colombia.
In the dense jungles of the Guaviare department exist these myserious rock paintings. No one knows who put them them there. Nuevo Tolimo was recently declared a protected archaeological area and these pictograms are still being studied by archaeologists and anthropologists to learn the stories behind them.
Using a drone, aerial videography company La.drones flew through the, "Gateway to the Amazon" to get views of the paintings like never seen before. Rock walls covered in blood-red images show people and animals such as birds, sloths, monkeys, deer, stingrays, dogs and many more.
Before a time when people understood how to write, geometric shapes and handprints were used and now those images are giving us clues as to how life was thousands of years ago. The exact age of these paintings is unknown, but estimates range from 1,000 to 10,500 years old. And now modern technology is showing us this remote part of the world and important historical site.