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Inside Guanacaste National Park, "there is an area on the side of Orosi Volcano covered with volcanic rocks that are decorated with petroglyphs that are of enormous significance to Costa Rican archaeology simply because of its restricted access to the public," says Corrales.
Visits to the petroglyphs can be arranged, but only with advance permission from park administrators.
Corrales said other archaeological remains are dispersed throughout the country, many inside national parks but many more are located on private lands, which limits access, research, conservation and maintenance of the sites.
"We have lacked government funds to tend to these archaeological sites,"
In the zone of Dominicalito, a ...
In the zone of Dominicalito, a petroglyph is reported that displays stone drawings that correspond to spirals and several lines that finish in points (Corrales 2002). (Zilberg 1982) reports diverse categories found within a number of elements and the overeall similarity to those found in the south-east of Costa Rica.
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Costa Rican National Museum announces new discovery of pre-Columbian stone spheres | Villas Costa Rica
This incredible find has been linked to the previous discovery of four spheres located only 6 meters away.
According to Corrales, the added discovery of anthropomorphic and zoomorphic artifacts including a 50cm tall sculpture with feline features has helped contextualize the significance of the nearby spheres.
Corrales believes that Batambal was used for funeral rites and other symbolic activities in the Chiriqui era and considers the spheres to be important objects used in ceremonial acts.
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