Centre d'Archéologie Amérindienne de Kourou

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Centre d'Archéologie Amérindienne de Kourou

Centre d'Archéologie Amérindienne de Kourou
4.5
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Le CaaK propose de découvrir la culture précolombienne en Guyane. Ce centre d’interprétation archéologique est installé aux abords immédiats du site « les roches gravées de la Carapa » classé au titre des monuments historiques. Une visite en deux temps : - L’exposition permanente présente l’origine des civilisations précolombiennes en Guyane ainsi que leurs modes de vie liés à l’artisanat et à l’habitat. En outre, elle fait découvrir la richesse de la Guyane en matière d’art rupestre. - Visite guidée des roches gravées de la Carapa (environ 30 minutes). Ce site est actuellement l’un des plus importants sites d’art rupestre connus sur le territoire guyanais. Il compte plus de 200 gravures dont la grande majorité évoque des êtres humains. De nombreuses incertitudes entourent encore ce site : la datation reste vague et la communauté ayant réalisée ces gravures demeure inconnue. Quant aux interprétations, elles couvrent un champs très large et sont toutes sujettes à discussion.
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bvinken
Utrechtse Heuvelrug, The Netherlands184 contributions
No English translations
Aug 2019 • Couples
Nice rockcarvings, friendly guide. However, it would be little effort if they would offer an leaflet with English translations for the information texts. Now everything is in French.
Written August 13, 2019
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Ralph_MB
Manhattan Beach, CA6,523 contributions
Interesting But a Bit Frustrating
Aug 2017 • Solo
This is a small museum built around stone etchings done by unknown pre-Columbian peoples. The frustration is that nothing is in English. The guide worked very hard and was able to explain to me, in English, the etchings, which I appreciated. In the museum there are very good graphics giving the background of the prehistoric peoples that populated the region. Unfortunately the displays are all in French. The architecture of the museum is clever in that it is built around the carvings, however the rooms with the background graphics are open to the outside, but a breeze can't get in. The result was that they are sweltering. You also need to call ahead to make sure that they are really going to be open. If I could read French this would have been a one hour stop. With the guide explaining the carvings it was a half hour.
Written August 16, 2017
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Centre d'Archéologie Amérindienne de Kourou is open:
  • Mon - Mon 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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