Rock art destruction at El Mauro, Chile: one of the world's largest mining waste dams

Díaz, Patricio Bustamante
November 2006
Rock Art Research;Nov2006, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p261
Academic Journal
The article reports on the assessment conducted by a team of archeologist regarding the impact of the dam development project on a rock art historical location in El Mauro, Chile. Los Pelambres, a mining company, consulted Gestion Ambiental Consultores to undergo an evaluation on the environmental impact of constructing a new tailings dam. Accordingly, the team of archeologist Andrea Seelenfreundtogether spearheaded the inspection. Based on the report, a total destruction on sites number 1-89 located at El Mauro and Monte Aranda is possible. The study also concludes that the rock art site is one of the components of the culture's global context.


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