Summary: One of the largest panels with Stone Age rock art in northern Europe. Bergbukten 4B has over 140 figures and depicts multiple hunting scenes.

Another large panel located along the Alta Rock Art walkway, Bergbukten 4B lies 22 to 24 metres above the current sea level. The carvings were made between 6000 and 7000 years ago.

MG 7343 LR Alta Rock Art – Bergbukten 4B

The large panel displays hunting scenes on from both land and sea, with bow and arrow.

Most prominent are large herds of reindeer, but elks are also found here, as well as two scenes displaying rituals featuring elk-head staves and hunters.

MG 7344 LR Alta Rock Art – Bergbukten 4B

Furthest to the north on this panel, the longest rock art fishing-line in Alta connects a small boat and a huge halibut.

With more than 200 figures this is one of the largest panels with Stone Age rock art in northern Europe. The panel holds several scenes, compositions and narratives. 

Engraving Alta Bergbukten 4B Alta Rock Art – Bergbukten 4B

Alta Rock Art – Bergbukten 4B - Site Summary

Aboriginal Sites by National Park

There are about 300 recorded Aboriginal heritage sites in Wollemi National Park, with the rugged and remote environment meaning many sites are yet to be "discovered" and recorde.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to Hiking the World, and receive notifications of new posts by email. (A hike is added every 1-2 weeks, on average.)

Join 1,040 other subscribers


Leave a Reply