Dating petroglyphs


The vertical relief is most common, but reliefs on essentially horizontal surfaces are also found.The term relief typically excludes relief carvings inside natural or human-made caves, that are common in India.Some petroglyph images probably have deep cultural and religious significance for the societies that created them; in many cases this significance remains for their descendants.Many petroglyphs are thought to represent some kind of not-yet-fully understood symbolic or ritual language.



Rock reliefs have been made in many cultures, especially in the Ancient Near East.Some petroglyphs might be as old as 40,000s, and petroglyph sites in Australia are estimated to date back 27,000 years.Many petroglyphs are dated to approximately the Neolithic and late Upper Paleolithic boundary, about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, if not earlier, such as Kamyana Mohyla.In 1853, George Tate presented a paper to the Berwick Naturalists' Club, at which a John Collingwood Bruce agreed that the carvings had "...


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