Maranhão Natural History and Archeology Research Center

Maranhão Natural History and Archeology Research Center
Maranhão Natural History and Archeology Research Center

The Maranhão Natural History and Archeology Research Center in São Luís   keeps a collection that includes precious items. Even extinct, dinosaurs continue to fascinate people.

In the area of ​​Archeology, you can see tools, ceramics, lithic materials, tiles, as well as other relics from the past.

In Ethnology, there is a collection of indigenous peoples dating back thousands of years, reporting the diversity and history of the Indians through the objects portrayed there.

In the Paleontology exhibition room there are about 200 items on display of fossils and replicas of prehistoric species found in Maranhão.

At the Natural History and Archeology Research Center, mega fauna and other exotic species can be found smaller than the ones that inhabited the planet millions of years ago, such as the dinosaur species Spinosaururs, Titanosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus.

There are also replicas of Cretaceous fish from Maranhão and Candidodon crocodiles.

Maranhão Natural History and Archeology Research Center

The faithful copy of the head of Carcharodontosaurus is 1,7 meters wide by 1,5 meters high.

Spinosaururs, on the other hand, whose fossil was found in Maranhão lands, more precisely on Ilha do Cajual, a few hours by boat from São Luís, is the largest carnivorous dinosaur ever recorded in Brazil. "Parts

At the Research Center, the paleontology, archeology and ethnology rooms together comprise around 900 exposed elements that convey to the man of today a little about the culture and daily life of men in the past. There are 200 items in Paleontology, 500 in Archeology and 200 in Ethnology.

The Center was the pioneer in Maranhão to carry out research for the rescue, monitoring and rescue of sites in the interior and in the capital, and the area of ​​the Historic Center of São Luís was the target of the first excavation.

The agency's staff actively participate in national partnership projects.

The work in the area resulted in mapping and identification of fossiliferous sites in Maranhão. According to the coordinator of the Paleontology sector, Agostinha Araújo, more than 3 pieces of fossils were collected.

Where: Rua do Giz, 59 – Praia Grande
When: Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm.

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