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Julkaistu 13.7.2014
Let's walk to the ancient Astuvansalmi rock paintings cliff. See this newly found majestic Finnish rock formation with some "altamirish" and "ayerish" vibrations. Being there gives a vague Stargate feeling, touch of time travel, maybe a SCIFI portal. Water front reveals a new aspect. Sailors can see a human face profile, not a Phantom's cave... but a touch of ancient legend. Maybe Antero Vipunen from Kalevala mythology. Spooky indeed. A painted red hand is there, and elks of course! Boats and figures. Please note especially the female huntress with her bow. Female warriors or hunters are quite rare. Enjoy this ancient visualisation immortalised in Ristiina, Finland. The water level was much higher so these were painted from boat or ice. Please check Internet for more details.
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Pyhänpään kalliomaalauksilla, oppaana Eero Siljander

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UNESCO Tanum Rockart Carvings

Ruotsin Tanumin kalliotaidemuseo, Rock Art Research Centre on ottanut kalliotaiteen
säilyttämisen tärkeimmäksi tehtäväkseen. Sitä toteutetaan laajoilla kartoitus- ja
dokumentointitöillä, järjestämällä konferensseja ja seminaareja sekä kenttäkursseja. Jo
päiväkotilapset saavat ensikosketuksen kalliotaiteeseen ja koululaiset osallistuvat
asiantuntijoiden opastuksella dokumentointiin.
“Rock art in danger sounds dramatic, nevertheless it is not an overstatement. During the last hundred years different kinds of
destructions have never been so rapid and extensive. It is urgent to record as much as possible, because in the next 50-100
years a large part of the cultural heritage all over the world will have disappeared.
Through the effect of various natural phenomena, such as freeze/thaw which fragment the surfaces, exposure to sun and wind
and the effect of lichens and moss. Changes of the environment created by man (environmental pollution) also have a

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UNESCO Rock Art of Alta

Julkaistu 9.8.2016
The Rock Drawings of Alta constitute the most important piece of evidence in favour of the existence of human activity in the confines of the Great North during the prehistoric period. Studied from 1967, the petroglyphs of the Alta fjord in the province of Tromsø were immediately classed among the leading rock art sites in the world. Close to the Arctic Circle, they are a valuable illustration of human activity between 6 200 and 2 500 BP in the Northern Hemisphere.

They are primordial evidence of the fauna, representing reindeer, elks, bears, dogs and/or wolves, foxes, hares, geese, ducks, swans, cormorants, halibut, salmon and whales, and of the environment. They also depict boating, hunting, trapping and fishing scenes, as well as people taking part in dances and ritual acts. In the final phase, some agricultural activities, rendered precarious by the climate, appear to have supplemented certain staples traditionally provided by hunting and fishing.

Dating of the rock carvings

It is assumed that the rock carvings in Alta were made close to the sea, on rocks by the beach. As the land rose and new, smooth rocks appeared, these were used for carvings. The oldest panels are therefore high above the modern sea level, while the younger carvings are located further down in the landscape. It is unclear whether the rock paintings had the same close attachment to the sea and the beach.

Based on the metres above sea level (26,5-8,5 m.a.s.l.), professor Knut Helskog at Tromsø Museum - The University Museum has dated the rock carvings in Alta to the period from around 4200 B.C. to 200 A.D. Within this long period of time the rock carvings are divided into five different phases based on stylistic changes (Helskog 2000):

Phase 1: 4200-3300 B.C.
Phase 2: 3300-1800 B.C.
Phase 3: 1800-900 B.C.
Phase 4: 900-100 B.C.
Phase 5: 100 B.C.-200 A.D.

In his thesis for the dissertation for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor at the University of Tromsø, Jan Magne Gjerde (Gjerde, 2010) suggests that the rock carvings in Alta are thousand years older than previously assumed:

Phase 1: 5200-4200 BC
Phase 2: 4200-3000 BC
Phase 3: 3000-2000 BC
Phase 4: 1700-1200 BC
Phase 5: 1100-200 BC

At the end of the last ice age, the land 'rebounded' after the bulk of the ice melted, and so this part of Norway slowly lifted by a process known as isostasy. The ice sheet reached its greatest extent and thickness 20 000 years ago, and most melting occurred between 16 000 and 10 000 years ago. As the ice retreated, coastlines rebounded. This uplift did not stop when the ice had melted, it continues to this day.

Thus any particular group of hunters and fishers had only a limited band of glacier-smoothed rock on which to make their engravings, with later groups forced (except during the short summer) to use the intertidal zone for their artworks.

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UNESCO Open Air Art Portugal

RockArtKivikäs suosittelee
Paleolithic art was discovered in caves and therefore people thought that the place where they had to portray these things was inside caverns, and this Paleolithic art in the open air, which is an art of light, is a more public art form, it’s an art intended to be seen, more than cave art is.
The body of carvings in the Águeda and Côa valleys represents, without a doubt, the largest known collection of Pleistocene-era carvings anywhere in the world.
Archeological sites:
Siega Verde (Spain) & Côa Valley (Portugal)

32 symbolia?

Julkaistu 18.12.2015
Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn't just suddenly appear one day. Thousands of years before the first fully developed writing systems, our ancestors scrawled geometric signs across the walls of the caves they sheltered in. Paleoanthropologist and rock art researcher Genevieve von Petzinger has studied and codified these ancient markings in caves across Europe. The uniformity of her findings suggest that graphic communication, and the ability to preserve and transmit messages beyond a single moment in time, may be much older than we think.

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