Rock Carvings and Cave Paintings

This page lists all the various symbols in the Rock Carvings and Cave Paintings category.

Throughout the world, many kinds of symbols have been found etched onto the faces of mountains and cliffs, as well as marked inside caves. Although such symbols are often difficult to interpret due to a lack of contextual information, they are, nonetheless, visually striking in many ways.

Symbols in this category:

Galicia #5

Dating back to roughly 3000 B.C.E., this carving was found in the region of Galicia in the northwestern corner of Spain. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Galicia #6

Dating back to roughly 3000 B.C.E., this carving was found in the region of Galicia in the northwestern corner of Spain. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Hakkari-Gevaruk

A carving discovered at Hakkari-Gevaruk in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). No contextual information known at this time.

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Haute-Garonne #1

A symbol discovered on the wall of the Marsoulas cave in Haute-Garonne, southwestern France. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Haute-Garonne #2

A symbol discovered on the wall of the Marsoulas cave in Haute-Garonne, southwestern France. Although the image of a bison was portrayed below it, no contextual information is known at this time.

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Huelva

A Neolithic carving discovered in a location called Soto, near the city of Huelva in southwestern Spain. No contextual information known at this time.

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Inyo County

A petroglyph discovered in Inyo County, California. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Inyo County #2

A petroglyph discovered in Inyo County, California. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Inyo County #3

A petroglyph discovered in Inyo County, California. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Inyo County #4

A petroglyph discovered in Inyo County, California. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Inyo County #5

A petroglyph discovered in Inyo County, California. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Järrestad

Believed to date between 800 and 400 B.C.E. this rock carving was discovered at Järrestad in southern Sweden.

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Kville #1

Resembling an elaborate capital "Q", this rock carving was found in the vicinity of Kville, a town in the Bohuslän area of Sweden. No contextual information is known at this time.

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Kville #2

Resembling a stylized sun, this rock carving was found in the vicinity of Kville, a town in the Bohuslän area of Sweden. No major contextual information is known at this time.

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Lascaux #1

France's Lascaux Caves are a rich repository of early artistic images. This symbol was found amidst depictions of animals, but no contextual information is known at this time.

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