Hunting Land in Rock Art of Northern Fennoscandia
Eugen Kolpakov [+]
Russian Academy of Sciences
Rock carvings of Northern Fennoscandia are left by hunter-gatherers. At the same time, a set of animals, hunting for which is depicted on the rocks, is extremely narrow – elk, reindeer, brown bear. In addition to these, geese, swans and beavers are depicted as a prey on Vyg and Kanozero. Each site has its own tradition in the representation of hunting. Differences in traditions of representation of hunting are too significant to allow a borrowing or influence between the creators of rock carvings of main rock art sites of Northern Fennoscandia.