Moelv Petroglyphs Part 5

The following figures also has these interval lines that can be difficult to interpret. In the first one I saw that the internal lines could be represented as a person with a long nose holding a bow or noose. Many of the figures at Moelv looks like some form of deer, like moose. In the …

Moelv Petroglyphs Part 4

Some of the figures on side three the Moelv rock are made in a different style than the ones on side 1, and it is probable that more than one artist made the figures on the rock and possibly there were big gaps of time between the creation of some of the figures. The shape …

Moelv Petroglyphs 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 Petroglyphs 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 Petroglyphs 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, …