Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, pecking, carving, and abrading.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Air and Téneré
Brú na Bóinne
Caral-Supe Several, including serpents and symbols
Central Amazon Conservation Complex
Central Suriname Nature Reserve These statements ignore the fact that the CSNR, or at least parts of it, have been occupied and used by both indigenous and tribal peoples for a variety of purposes and that there is additional archaeological evidence of traditional occupation, including cultural heritage sites such as petroglyphs. - WHS and Indigenous Peoples Rights
Chaco Culture
Coa Valley and Siega Verde
Desembarco del Granma National Park pre-pottery making culture (ceremonial squares, dozens of archeological sites, petroglyphs, pictographs, etc.). (Nom file)
El Fuerte de Samaipata Pre-Inca carvings
Gobustan Rock Art
Golden Mountains of Altai
Gorham's Cave Complex A controversial symbolic engraving in Gorham's Cave
Greater Blue Mountains Wollemi
Hawaii Volcanoes Pu'u Loa Petroglyph Field
Ischigualasto / Talampaya At Talampaya
Lena Pillars
Lopé-Okanda 1,800 to 2,000 petroglyphs
Los Glaciares
Olympic National Park
Orkhon Valley "Scattered widely across the nominated site are extensive remains of hundreds of Bronze Age graves some with stones engraved with herds of deer and images of the sun and moon."
Petroglyphs of the Mongolian Altai
Pitons Management Area petroglyphs... prove the existence of an Amerindian Carib population (UNEP-WCMC)
Qhapaq Ñan Cabuyal
Rapa Nui
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve
Rock Art in the Hail Region
Rock Art of Alta
Rock Carvings in Tanum
Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
Sulaiman-Too
Tadrart Acacus
Tamgaly
Tassili n'Ajjer
Tower of Hercules Monte dos Bicos
Tsingy de Bemaraha A number of ancient cemeteries occur on the plateau and in a cave in the Manambolo Gorge which has petroglyphs doubtfully attributed to the proto-Malagasy Vazimba people (UNEP-WCMC)
Tsodilo Stone snake
Twyfelfontein
Uvs Nuur Basin At Yamaalig
Viñales Valley In several caves
Vredefort Dome
Wadi Rum over 25,000 petroglyphs (images engraved or painted on rocks) and around 20,000 examples of rock epigraphy (engraved inscriptions) (AB ev)
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino There are a number of prehistoric sites of importance on the peninsula, as well as petroglyphs, wall paintings and ancient ruined structures

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