Summary: Bergbukten is one the largest panels in the Hjemmeluft site at Alta, with over 300 motifs depicting different scenes.

Situated about 23-25 metres above the current sea level and next to the Alta Rock Art walkway, the Bergbukten 1 panel is one the largest panels in the Hjemmeluft site.

MG 7334 LR Alta Rock Art - Bergbukten 1

The carvings were made between 6000 and 7000 years ago and feature several complex scenes, including one of the world’s oldest known depictions of a hunting fence (also depicted in Kåfjord 1). Depictions of reindeer behind fences indicate large cooperative hunting of these animals.

MG 7342 LR Alta Rock Art - Bergbukten 1

The largest collection of fringe-figures in Alta is also found here.

Engraving Alta Bergbukten 1 Alta Rock Art - Bergbukten 1
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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

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.
Over 40 sites have been recorded within the park; many were located along the river bank and were flooded by the building of the weir in 1938.
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area protects over 3,000 known Aboriginal heritage sites, and many more which are yet to be recorded. This area includes the Blue Mountains National Park, Gardens of Stone, Wollemi National Park and Yengo National Park.
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