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Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs are incised carvings on stone while pictographs are paintings or designs made with paint or ochre on stone. This fine example of a petroglyph comes from a remarkable site called Writing-On-Stone in southern Alberta. Now a part of a provincial park, Writing-On-Stone offers visitors a rare chance to see petroglyphs in their original context.

Petroglyphs are incised carvings on stone while pictographs are paintings or designs made with paint or ochre on stone. This fine example of a petroglyph comes from a remarkable site called Writing-On-Stone in southern Alberta. Now a part of a provincial park, Writing-On-Stone offers visitors a rare chance to see petroglyphs in their original context.

Photo courtesy of the Provincial Museum of Alberta.

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