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ZOOMORPHIC ENGRAVINGS ON ROCK WALLS IN THE POST-PALEOLITHIC



Fig. 33A4) Rock petroglyph representing a red deer.
Size: ?
Age:?
Localization: little isle of Ausevick, Norway. NOTE: These petroglyphs on cliff are evidenced when they have a lateral light. The dark color on this petroglyph is given for photographic requirements, like the clear color has been employed for the petroglyphs Figg. 33A2 - 33A3 - 33A5.

Fig. 32A4) gigantic buffalo and ostrich.
Size:?
Technique of working: recording by scraping, on tender cliff .
In the Tassili-n-Ajjer at Sahara there are from 400.000 to 500.000 works like these, and their dating goes from the Mesolithic to the historical ages, in how much also the shepherds have continued this work . Undoubtedly, this is the place of cult with rock recordings most large in the world.

Fig. 33A6) Petroglyph on cliff representing an elephant with her baby.
Size: ?
Age: ?
Work of Buschmen, which probably have a technical and artistic tradition different from that one of the Buschmen producers of paintings.
Origin: Gestopftefontein, South Africa.
NOTE: it is probable that this cliff fragment with petroglyphs has been detached from the cliff by some collector, and therefore removed from original cult place.








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