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Petroglyphs In America and Russia

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Page 1: Petroglyphs In America and Russia. Petroglyphs Petroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally

PetroglyphsIn America and Russia

Page 2: Petroglyphs In America and Russia. Petroglyphs Petroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally

PetroglyphsPetroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally valuable evidence of the remote past coming to us from the Neolithic Age. The age of Karelian Petroglyphs is estimated at 6 thousand years.

Page 3: Petroglyphs In America and Russia. Petroglyphs Petroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally

Native American pictographs have been found throughout the Americas. Pictographs represent the actual thing: a bird is a bird.

Page 4: Petroglyphs In America and Russia. Petroglyphs Petroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally

The Plains Indian petroglyphs were drawn in symbols. As most of the Native American languages were not written, these symbols seem to tell the story with important details and lessons. Symbols also appear in combined form to make compound meanings.

Page 5: Petroglyphs In America and Russia. Petroglyphs Petroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally

Outstanding petroglyphs were made by Native Americans in the Southwest of the USA: small figures of birds and goats with horns pecked into the walls of canyons, and they were thought to tribe markings.

Page 6: Petroglyphs In America and Russia. Petroglyphs Petroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally

Karelian petroglyphs Onego Lake

Petroglyphs are located on the Besov Nos (Demon's Cape) of Onego Lake.

White Sea Petroglyphs (Belomorskie) are located in the forest not far from the town of Belomorsk.

Page 7: Petroglyphs In America and Russia. Petroglyphs Petroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally

Karelian petroglyphs There are a lot of theories

trying to explain what prehistoric people wanted to say with these signs. Sometimes the real life is shown: animals, birds, boats, humans, hunting scenes.

Onego Lake Petroglyphs in contrast to realistic White Sea Petroglyphs are more symbolic and fantastic: the sun and the moon, different signs and imaginary creatures.

Page 8: Petroglyphs In America and Russia. Petroglyphs Petroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally

Which is American or Karelian Petroglyph?

From America From Karelia

A B

Page 9: Petroglyphs In America and Russia. Petroglyphs Petroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally

Let’s decide what these petroglyphs in America mean.

Deer hunt

God, Light, Sun Rays, Man and arrows

A

B

Page 10: Petroglyphs In America and Russia. Petroglyphs Petroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally

Let’s decide what these petroglyphs in Karelia mean.

Deer/moose hunt

Hunting a white whale

A

B

Page 11: Petroglyphs In America and Russia. Petroglyphs Petroglyphs are prehistroic rock carvings which were made by the ancient man. Petroplyphs are exceptionally

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