Gärde Petroglyphs

Around 7,000 years ago, petroglyphs were created on the Gärdesån river in Gärde, Sweden.

Petroglyphs at Gärdesån

Around 7,000 years ago, petroglyphs were created on the Gärdesån river in Gärde, Sweden. These carvings primarily depict moose and are among the oldest petroglyphs in the country.

During the Stone Age, a captive population periodically resided at Lake Gärdesjön. Evidence of their presence can be found at Gärdeforsen in the form of rock carvings. The largest of these carvings is a life-size moose, which is estimated to be about 7,000 years old and is the largest rock carving in Sweden. Another carving depicts 10 human footprints leading up to an elk, known as the hunting scene. Additionally, there are carvings of elk hooves and human figures.

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