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Snapshots

  1. Filled In

    Snapshot Title: Filled In
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Serra da Lua- Sun and Moon
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    This natural feature in the rock was filled in with a smiling sun image. Many of the orphices, alcoves, and angles were purposefully drawn upon.



  2. mask?

    Snapshot Title: mask?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Serra da Lua- Sun and Moon
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    This is most likely a mask of unknown significance. Perhaps representing the face of a deity.



  3. 1760

    Snapshot Title: 1760
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Serra da Lua- Sun and Moon
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    The first missionaries left their mark of visiting the area. I believe they were Jesuits.



  4. comet?

    Snapshot Title: comet?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Serra da Lua- Sun and Moon
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    or fireball, or shooting star. If this is a comet it was not drawn representatively, because in the western sky the comet's tail should trailing upward, not downward. If shooting star, this could have...



  5. yellow handprint

    Snapshot Title: yellow handprint
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Serra da Lua- Sun and Moon
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    this faint image is also a handprint but in yellow and appears more likely to have been drawn rather than imprinted



  6. Hand print

    Snapshot Title: Hand print
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Serra da Lua- Sun and Moon
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    with spiral design in palm. Typically believed to be the hand print of a shaman



  7. Personification

    Snapshot Title: Personification
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Serra da Lua- Sun and Moon
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    of either the sun or the moon. The myths in this region of Brazil say that the first people were the sun and his companion the moon. They were hunters and they first created the "sky people"