Life in the raw, Tarija’s Paleontology Museum

If Tarija is famed for its Mediterranean climate and its vineyards, it is also famous throughout Bolivia as being a region rich in pre-historic sites filled with fossils and whole skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient mammals.

There are areas just outside Tarija literally littered with fossils, and some of the best finds from the region are now on display in Tarija’s Archaeology and Paleontology Museum. The museum isn’t very large, it only takes 30 minutes or so to visit, but you can get up close and personal with the region’s pre-history – and it’s free.

Giant sloth, Tarija's Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Giant sloth, Tarija’s Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Tarija's Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Tarija’s Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Tarija's Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Tarija’s Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Tarija's Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Tarija’s Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Giant bones of an early elephant, Tarija's Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Giant bones of an early elephant, Tarija’s Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Tarija's Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Tarija’s Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Giant bones of an early elephant, Tarija's Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Giant bones of an early elephant, Tarija’s Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Tarija's Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
Tarija’s Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
A full elephant skeleton, Tarija's Paleontology Museum, Bolivia
A full elephant skeleton, Tarija’s Paleontology Museum, Bolivia

6 thoughts on “Life in the raw, Tarija’s Paleontology Museum

  1. wow, looks fantastic. very nice piece.

    1. Thank you, it is a lovely city, well worth a visit.

  2. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

    1. Thanks for reblogging. Much appreciated.

  3. Totally fascinating! I’m sure there are many mysteries connected with these creatures.

    1. They are amazing, I particularly like the giant armadillo. Just looks extraordinary.

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