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

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Connected Sites

Caral-Supe : Several, including serpents and symbols
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
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
Gorham's Cave Complex: A controversial symbolic engraving in Gorham's Cave
Hawaii Volcanoes: Pu'u Loa Petroglyph Field
Lopé-Okanda: 1,800 to 2,000 petroglyphs
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."
Pitons Management Area: petroglyphs... prove the existence of an Amerindian Carib population (UNEP-WCMC)
Qhapaq Ñan: Cabuyal
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
Uvs Nuur Basin: At Yamaalig
Viñales Valley: In several caves
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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