Humans - Pictures from Vitlycke, Aspeberget, Fossum and Jörlov - Massleberg - World Heritage, Tanum, Sweden

rock carvings humans

Pictures from Vitlycke, Aspeberget, Fossum and Jörlov - Massleberg.
Tanum, Sweden

Since 1994 the rock carvings (petroglyphs) have been included on UNESCO's world heritage list.
The rock carvings is an outstanding example of Bronze Age art (1800 - 600 BC).


 

Tanumshede (58.733° N 11.317° E) is a town in Bohuslän, Västra Götaland County.
The area around Tanum has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of the high concentration of rock carvings.

One of the largest flat rock of Nordic Bronze Age rock carvings in Scandinavia, the Vitlycke panel, is located in Tanumshede.
There are about 3000 rock carvings occurring in about 100 panels in the area. These are concentrated in five distinct areas which was the coastline of a fjord during the Bronze Age.
They have been painted red to make them more visible for tourists.

The rock carvings are endangered by erosion due to pollution (acid rain).

The term petroglyph (rock carvings) should not be confused with pictograph. A pictograph is an image drawn or painted on a rock surface. Both types of image belong to the category of rock art. Petroforms are made by many large rocks and boulders over the ground.


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