Rock Carvings and Cave Paintings

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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.

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USA (Southeast)

A rock carving discovered in the southeastern area of the United States. No contextual information known at this time.

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USA (Southwest)

A rock carving discovered in the southwestern area of the United States. No contextual information known at this time.

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Val Camonica

A Bronze Age symbol carved on the face of Val Camonica in the southern area of the Alps (Italy). One possible interpretation of this family of symbols ('Val Camonica #2' and 'Val Camonica #3') is of stylized human beings, but no contextual information is known at this time.

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Val Camonica #2

A Bronze Age (roughly 800 B.C.E.) symbol carved on the face of Val Camonica in the southern area of the Alps (Italy). One possible interpretation of this family of symbols ('Val Camonica' and 'Val Camonica #3') is of stylized human beings, but no contextual information is known at this time.

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Val Camonica #3

A Bronze Age (roughly 800 B.C.E.) symbol carved on the face of Val Camonica in the southern area of the Alps (Italy). One possible interpretation of this family of symbols ('Val Camonica' and 'Val Camonica #2') is of stylized human beings, but no contextual information is known at this time.

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Val Camonica #4

A Bronze Age (roughly 800 B.C.E.) symbol carved on the face of Val Camonica in the southern area of the Alps (Italy). One possible interpretation of this symbol is of a pair of oxen pulling a plow, but no contextual information is known at this time.

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Val Camonica #5

A Bronze Age (roughly 800 B.C.E.) symbol carved on the face of Val Camonica in the southern area of the Alps (Italy). No contextual information is known at this time.

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Val Camonica #6

One of many ancient carvings discovered on the face of Val Camonica in the southern area of the Alps (Italy). No contextual information known at this time.

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Val Camonica #7

One of many ancient carvings discovered on the face of Val Camonica in the southern area of the Alps (Italy). No contextual information known at this time.

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Valais #1

A prehistoric rock carving found in the area of Valais in southwestern Switzerland. No contextual information known at this time.

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Valais #2

A prehistoric rock carving found in the area of Valais in southwestern Switzerland. No contextual information known at this time.

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Viascón #1

A Bronze Age carving from Viascón in Galicia, northwestern Spain. No contextual information known at this time

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Viascón #2

A Bronze Age carving from Viascón in Galicia, northwestern Spain. Appears to be a version of the swastika.

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