Guiana Highlands


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Guiana Highlands

A mountainous tableland region of northern South America extending from southeast Venezuela into Guyana and northern Brazil.
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Noun1.Guiana Highlands - a mountainous tableland in northern South America; extends from Venezuela into Guyana and northern Brazil
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
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The Guiana highlands are the higher elevations of this formation found in west central Guyana.
Kaieteur National Park occupies a sizable patch of land in the center of the Guiana Highlands (or Guiana Shield), thought to be the Earth's oldest surface at roughly 2 billion years old.
Denis Williams associated the Akawaio with the Koriabo phase of pottery, and based on its dispersal, argued that the Akawaio peoples spread throughout the Guiana highlands from the Northwest of Guyana, mainly southward and westward, up the Mazaruni from circa 80 BCE, and eventually into a wide expanse of the highlands of the Guiana Shield, extending from the Orinoco Basin, through Guyana and Suriname, and into Amapa, Brazil, in the Amazon Basin.