Interpreting the rock carvings
Rock carvings are pictures that have been carved or knocked into the face of the rock, unlike rock paintings, which are painted images. The rock pictures in Norrland are believed to be between 3,000 and 7,000 years old. No one is certain, but perhaps the pictures were a way to report an event that had occurred, or something people wanted to take place. The images could have also been a way to show faith and religion, a way to speak with the gods.
Text: Västerbotten Museum