Toquepala Caves are located in Toquepela, about 154 kilometres (96 mi) from the city of Tacna, in extreme southeast Peru. They are notable for a number of rock paintings. There are more than 50 rock paintings drawn by the inhabitants of the caves of the Paleolithic age of which 30 were studied. The rock art depicts hunting scenes with armed men hunting the animal guanaco. The figures drawn are of animals, predominantly guanacos (cameloids). The scene depicted is of hunting by the humans who are corralling and killing a group of guanacos. The humans are in a posture of attacking the animals with axe, lances, and spear throwers.
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