Rock Paintings, also known as pictographs, appear in caves and shelters, protected from the weather and not readily visible. 

The caves of Altamira and Lascaux are known all over the world for their rock paintings, but very few persons know that in Venezuela there are more than 20 shelters and caves with rock art paintings of pre-Hispanic origin, and, moreover, that these manifestations extend up to the present in paintings that accompany the funeral remains of contemporary aboriginal people and the rituals of the spiritist and santeria tradition. They are also present in great open-air murals (Aragua state) of pre-Hispanic making. 

The ANAR keeps these records in bibliographic and photographic documents.

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