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Rock Engraving

Rock Engravings are found on exposed, relatively flat sandstone surfaces.

The engravings may have been made by:
  • first drawing an outline
  • chipping holes along the outline using a stone tool
  • rubbing away the stone between the holes with another rock

While many of the objects represented in the engavings can be recognised, the cultural meanings are not always understood.

Even though the images have been carved from stone they are fragile. Over time they will disappear as the rock surface erodes and the images will be lost for ever.