Moelv Helleristninger Part 3

Figure 4 and 5 on the Moelv rock are missing some parts due to damage to the rock, and I did a restoration for what the missing parts might have looked like: The abstract patterns within figure 4 and 5 are quite common in petroglyph animal figures. What the artists had in mind when adding …

Moelv Helleristninger Part 2

Continuing with the interpretations of the figures on side 1 of the Moelv Rock I’m moving on to the bottom left figure from the picture in the previous post. I rendered the shape of the petroglyph both as a young moose and as a goat. In the moose version the long ears and stocky body …

Moelv Helleristninger Part 1

I am drawing a series of possible interpretations of what the figures in the rock carvings at Moelv may represent. I’m starting with the two figures at the top left, which I call figure 1 and figure 2 from side 1 of the Moelv rock. Figure 1, the one most to the left, looks a …

Horned figures in bronze age rock art in Norway

There are several horned humanoid figures in the Bronze Age rock carvings found in Østfold, Norway and Bohuslän, Sweden. These figures are often interpreted as humans with horned helmets. Another distinguishing feature of the humanoid figures from this area and time period are elongated legs with accentuated calf muscles, and sometimes they also have elongated, …