Daily Archives: July 5, 2009

Skepplanda Rock Art

As I returned to Skepplanda this afternoon I saw a road sign just outside of Skepplanda saying; Rock carvings (Skepplanda 20:1). 

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So I stopped the car and took a quick walk – the pathfinder sign is due for replacement though.

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The rock carving was set at big rock wall at Stugåsberget, in my eyes it’s a bit of an odd placement but I’m no expert of the Swedish west coast rock carvings. These are normally dated to the Bronze Age, ca 1800-500 BC in Scandinavia.

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The motive is a rather large ship ca 3 x 0,5 m and a wagon/carriage just below to the left.

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Magnus Reuterdahl


Alvhem Rock Art

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In Alvhem (= the home of the elves) ca 40 km northeast of Gothenburg on Jätteberget (the mountain of giants) is a small rock with a number of beautiful rock carvings, Skepplanda 56:1. The rock is ca 10 x 5 m.

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Most of the carvings on this rock are of ships but there are also few animals and couple of humans and some cup marks etc.

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On top of the mountain is a cairn, though heavily damaged (since long ago), and a few hundred meters north of the rock carvings finds of flint has been made.

Magnus Reuterdahl


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