Feb
20
2014

River Found

The furniture was donated by the Portuguese Government and corresponds to replicas of time. PALEONTOLOGICAL MUSEUM. In the heart of the Real one of San Carlos, is located the call ” Paleontolgico” museum; , soon where we can go back back in thousands of years towards the prehistory. Here rest of different species found in places are exhibited that are of our Colony, not more than ten kilometers. During two million years, in the Uruguayan territory great animal like the Gliptodontes, animal lived that had divided armors of porous bone in small plates, with their head and its tail also covered with armor or fastened with rings according to the species. Only the tail measures a meter of length which makes deduce the impressive size of this unit. Besides the five armors of Gliptodontes that are exposed there, there are samples of other species as they are it the Panochtus and the Chlamydotherium. Rest of other species like for example average coracite of a Dasipodido armadillo and means have been found case of great volume of a Prodaedicurus, of more than two million years of antiquity.

Between the exhibited rest, there is a series of loose jaws and molares of different extinguished animal, like also several skulls of medium size. It is possible to be appreciated a shelf with femurs and bones of Magatherio and Lestodonte (the Magatherio was the greatest mammal of the world) as well as a great variety of fossil invertebrates and one pelvis complete of the Glossotherio. Also there are diverse mineral samples and pieces of archaeology of the natives. This deprived collection, was donated by its proprietor to Municipal Intendance of Colony and was inaugurated like museum in 1976. INDIGENOUS MUSEUM. The indigenous population in the River of the Silver, stood out to live to each other in independent tribes, and its form of life was nomadic.

Vivian of the hunting and the fishing, as well as of the harvesting of wild fruits. Although they did not create a writing system, they were good craftsmen. The bone, the stone and the mud were the materials that worked and of it they conducted his military operations and other utensils, which consisted of mortars, boleadoras, knives and pots of cooked mud. For the hunting they used the lance, the arc and it shoots with an arrow, the boleadoras and the puzzles. They were called Indian ” Charras”. Its clothes was based on one chiripa and the adornments were shells of molluscs, pens and bones. They believed in the ultratomb life although they did not know a clearly religious belief. It was clear either neither his language nor its music. In 1988 east museum was inaugurated exhibiting material found in the zone. This valuable private collection was donated to Municipal Intendance of Colony and at the moment it is guarded by his own creator.

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