See the Famous Rock Art of Foz Coa in the North of Portugal; James Martin; TripSavvy

Portugal – Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde

See paleolithic rock art in the north of Portugal

Foz Côa is the area around the Coa river valley in which a huge concentration of upper paleolithic “rock art” is found, glacier scrubbed “panels” containing zoomorphic engravings (depictions of mountain goats, horses, aurochs, and deer) or etched symbols like spirals and zig-zag lines. Foz Coa has over 100 panels containing 5,000 animal engravings and was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for the 30 discovered rock art sites, stopping further development on a dam that was being built near the confluence of the Coa and Duoro rivers.

The rock engravings in Foz Côa and Siega Verde, date from the Upper Palaeolithic to the final Magdalenian/Epipalaeolithic eras (22.000 – 8.000 BCE).

Today the Foz Coa rock art sites are considered some of the most important in the world.

Where Is Foz Côa?

Foz Côa is in the eastern part of the Norte region of Portugal, near the border with Spain.

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