Summary: Carved about 3000 to 4000 years ago, Apana Gård 2A features a human figure connected to a reindeer and a large boat-figure.

The carvings were made about 3000 and 4000 years ago, with the panel located 9-10 metres above the current sea level. The carvings are on the top surface and one almost vertical side of a piece of exposed bedrock. A human figure connected to a reindeer has been interpreted as being related to shamanism.

MG 7362 LR Alta Rock Art - Apana Gård 2A

The panel is dominated by a large boat-figure, as well as more boats, reindeer and human-figures.

Alta Rock Art – Apana Gård 2A - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

A review of different techniques for photographing Aboriginal rock art. This includdes oblique flash, chain and planar mosaic imaging which combines hundreds of overlapping photos.
Located to the north-west of Sydney, just south of the Dharug and Yengo National Parks, Maroota has a high concentration of (known) Aboriginal sites. Many more Aboriginal heritage sites are located in the Marramarra National Park. The original inhabitants of the area were the Darug people.
Yengo National Park was an important spiritual and cultural place for the Darkinjung and Wonnarua People for thousands of years, and 640 Aboriginal cultural sites are recorded in the park and nearby areas.
Over a hundred Aboriginal sites have been recorded in the Hornsby region, with many of these in the Berowra Valley National Park and around the suburb of Berowra.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
Many sites Aboriginal engraving sites across the inner suburbs of Sydney have been destroyed or are very weatheredl. The sites which remain are isolated from their natural environment.
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