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Department of Archaeology


New Zalavruga


The rocks at 4am in summer. 


The petroglyphs of New Zalavruga were discovered in research seasons between 1963-1968, when the team of archaeologists led by Y. Savvateev uncovered c. 1 ha. of rock surface, thus exposing a large complex of rock carvings. The complex consists of c... separate compositions located on a variety of terraces and slopes.







Images in a particular group range from a few to well over one hundred.

The activities represented are linked mainly with hunting.

Beluga whale, elk, deer, bear and water bird are depicted whilst being hunted or killed.


One of the most unique depictions are those of trees, which are very rarely represented in the visual art of prehistoric fisher-gatherer-hunters of northern Europe.





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