Pictographs

Ancient or prehistoric drawings or paintings found on rock walls

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Altamira Cave
Atapuerca Galeria del Silex
Camino Real Cave of Ávalos - rock paintings, and many of the around ninety images depict horsemen and lassoed quadrupeds; Cave of Las Mulas de Molino This cave has an extensive group of paintings with black pigment. (AB ev)
Chief Roi Mata's Domain
Chiribiquete National Park
Chongoni Rock Art
Cueva de las Manos
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc the most remarkable features of the cave are pictorial drawings (AB ev)
Desembarco del Granma National Park pre-pottery making culture (ceremonial squares, dozens of archeological sites, petroglyphs, pictographs, etc.). (Nom file)
Ennedi Massif
Greater Blue Mountains Wollemi
Göbekli Tepe Many of the pillars are decorated with abstract, enigmatic pictograms and carved animal reliefs. (wiki)
Kakadu National Park
Kondoa
Los Alerces National Park next to Villa Futalaufquen
Los Glaciares
Maloti Drakensberg
Matobo Hills
Maymand Karaftū Cave: "One of the important attractions of the site is the pictographs (showing human, animal and plant designs)." (nom file)
Pimachiowin Aki Over a hundred pictographs have been recorded at thirty locations (AB ev)
Purnululu National Park over 200 sites of rock art in the park
Qhapaq Ñan Finca de Chañaral Site (CH-PF-34/CS-2010) - "There is a set of panels with paintings or pictographs, covering almost the entire length of the narrows (about 2km). The designs are made with red paint on the rocky outcropping that forms the narrows, on both of its sides. They measure between 2 and 20 metres high. The motifs are varied: anthropomorphism, zoomorphism, abstracts, geometrics, masks, etc. There are approximately 200 motifs, arranged jointly or isolated." (Nom File)
Quebrada de Humahuaca "pictographs in black, white and red"
Rapa Nui Cave of the Men Eatresses
Rock Art of Alta
Rock Islands Ulong pictographs (AB ev)
Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin
Serra da Capivara
Tadrart Acacus
Tassili n'Ajjer
Tsodilo
Twyfelfontein There are six shelters with painted images (AB ev)
Uluru
Vézère Valley
Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi
Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art

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