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Fundacao Museu do Homem Americano

Bairro Campestre | Centro Cultural Sergio Motta, Sao Raimundo Nonato, State of Piaui 64770-000, Brazil
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Modern, good background, some mysteries

Enjoyed seeing the artifacts, "Zu-Zu" the skull that is said to be 9,400 years old, and the brief... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2017
R00catt
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Claremont, California
Good introduction to the paintings

This is a very small museum which gives a good introduction to the paintings so I wish I've visited... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2017
Susana61
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Bairro Campestre | Centro Cultural Sergio Motta, Sao Raimundo Nonato, State of Piaui 64770-000, Brazil
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Enjoyed seeing the artifacts, "Zu-Zu" the skull that is said to be 9,400 years old, and the brief rock art video. Large text panels are helpful in Portuguese and English but some statements about origins more controversial than implied. Nevertheless, a good preparation and background...More

Thank R00catt
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

This is a very small museum which gives a good introduction to the paintings so I wish I've visited before going to Serra da Capivara and not after. The general explanations are in both Portuguese and English, but the exhibits are in Portuguese only. There...More

Thank Susana61
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Good museum with explanations in Portuguese and in English. It is a good idea to go before you visit the park, so you can learn something about its creation and the stuff found there.

Thank denisegal
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The museum is modern, pleasant and makes us understand a bit more about the region, but its collection is small - mainly when it comes to prehistorical findings. As for the store, it was CLOSED when we visited it and we got really angry about...More

Thank Beatriz O
Reviewed December 16, 2015

It complements the visits, the views in the National Park. If you don´t have the time or patience to the long distances (by car) that the Park requires, this place is a must see and you give you an idea of what you missed. The...More

Thank tzanoni
Reviewed September 8, 2015

The Serra da Capivara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the archaeological gems of the world. This museum helps you to understand the site, which has been explored since the 70s. Initially the findings, which indicate that South America was populated earlier...More

Thank Vanezza
Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Museum is very well-kept and interesting, but I think there could be more pieces on display. The best part for me was the film of the Parque Nacional Serra da Capivara shown on that huge screen. Beautiful film and definitely a good pit stop.

Thank JOHN-SP09
Reviewed July 9, 2015

if you are visiting Serra da Capivara you can not skip this visit to the museum. It is just unbelievable what you see when you get inside. Firstly, by the time we visit the rough road to reach the museum was totally destroyed. One would...More

Thank pregl M
Reviewed April 30, 2015

Good part of human per-civilisation history of south america can be seen here. Lots of documents, pictures, fossils and all kind of evidences and research are presented here.

Thank Ivan S
Reviewed October 29, 2014

The foundation takes care of the Serra da Capivara National Park and manages the museum of the american men, which is a must visit in São Raimundo Nonato.

Thank CrisDiasBsB
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