Wednesday, December 8, 2010

044. Gabriola Island, British Columbia - Petroglyphs

"The word "Petroglyph" is derived from the Latin word for rock or stone 'petro' and 'glyph' which is the Latin word for writing or symbol.

Rock carvings, or petroglyphs, were made by the aboriginal people by pecking, scratching and carving rock surfaces with stone tools.

These ancient rock carvings are found throughout the world. In British Columbia, over 500 sites have been documented, more than any other province in Canada."

Read the full text here.



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2 comments:

Marydon said...

These are interesting ... great photos.

Have a lovely Christmas week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Gwendolyn L said...

Great job of capturing these unique paintings carvings. I enjoyed reading the history. Thanks for sharing your world.