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Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People

Season 17, Episode 13 of 13

Host David Yetman and Argentine archeologist Maria Jose Figuerero journey through the gorgeously diverse Patagonia landscape for a look at the Patagonian people from ancient to modern times. The travelers stop at the Cuerva de los Manos ("Cave of the Hands"), which features a lasting glimpse into the lives of early residents. The famous stenciled handprints were created by blowing through a straw-like instrument filled with paint, while the images of lizards, people and the hunting of huanacos (a relative of the llama) were painted by hand. The episode includes a visit to "Cierro de los Indios," a site currently being excavated and offering evidence that people inhabited Patagonia possibly as long as 12,000 years ago. The trip also includes a visit to the some of the little ranches, "estancias," that spot the sparse landscape, and a visit with some modern day sheep herding gauchos.

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9/26/2012
10:30 p.m.
9/27/2012
5:30 a.m.
12/19/2012
10:30 p.m.
12/20/2012
5:30 a.m.
1/17/2013
6:30 p.m.
1/17/2013
9:30 p.m.
1/17/2013
11:30 p.m.
1/18/2013
12:33 a.m.
1/18/2013
6 a.m.
10/7/2013
10:30 p.m.
10/8/2013
5:30 a.m.
9/18/2014
6:30 p.m.
9/18/2014
11 p.m.
9/18/2014
11:30 p.m.
9/19/2014
9/19/2014
6 a.m.
2/13/2015
6:30 p.m.
2/13/2015
11 p.m.
2/13/2015
11:30 p.m.
2/14/2015
2/16/2015
6 a.m.
11/10/2015
6:30 p.m.
11/10/2015
11 p.m.
11/10/2015
11:30 p.m.
11/11/2015
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