Rock Art Paintings in Finland

Finland Rock Art Gallery

 
 
Ismo Luukkonen Rock Art Finland
Ismo Luukkonen searching an Iron Age
cup stone in Lieto, Finland
The Finland Rock Art Gallery presents a selection of photographs by Ismo Luukkonen, who has documented rock art sites throughout Finland. All known prehistoric paintings in Finland are made with red ochre; most are modest in appearance, sometimes with figures and sometimes with just a smear of red colour.
 
The Finnish rock paintings were rediscovered relatively recently, beginning in 1911 with the site at Kirkkonummi by the composer Jean Sibelius. About 750 individual images have now been documented on the 100 or so Finnish rock painting sites, with motifs that are bound to the life and beliefs of the Pit-Comb Ware hunter-gatherers.
 
New rock art sites are still being rediscovered today.

Photographs by Ismo Luukkonen

 
Rock Art Finland Käpinniemi Jämsä Rock Art Finland Ievasvuori Luumäki  Rock Art Finland Syrjäsalmi Puumala Rock Art Finland Saraakallio Laukaa
Käpinniemi, Jämsä Ievasvuori, Luumäki Syrjäsalmi, Puumala Saraakallio, Laukaa
Rock Art Finland Saraakallio Laukaa Rock Art Finland Astuvansalmi Mikkeli Rock Art Finland Astuvansalmi Mikkeli Rock Art Finland Värikallio Suomussalmi
Saraakallio, Laukaa Astuvansalmi, Mikkeli Astuvansalmi, Mikkeli Värikallio, Suomussalmi
Rock Art Finland Värikallio Suomussalmi Rock Art Finland Vierunvuori Heinävesi Rock Art Finland Karhusaari Iitti Rock Art Finland Pakanavuori Kouvola
Värikallio, Suomussalmi Vierunvuori, Heinävesi Karhusaari, Iitti Pakanavuori, Kouvola
Rock Art Finland Saraakallio Laukaa Rock Art Finland Kannonalus Mäntyharju Rock Art Finland Saraakallio Laukaa Rock Art Finland Saraakallio Laukaa
Saraakallio, Laukaa Kannonalus, Mäntyharju Saraakallio, Laukaa Saraakallio, Laukaa
Rock Art Finland Juusjärvi Kirkkonummi Rock Art Finland Rapakko Savonlinna Rock Art Finland Astuvansalmi Mikkeli Rock Art Finland Vitträsk Kirkkonummi
Juusjärvi, Kirkkonummi Rapakko, Savonlinna Astuvansalmi, Mikkeli Vitträsk, Kirkkonummi
Rock Art Finland Haukkavuori Mäntyharju Rock Art Finland Lapinvuori Ruokolahti  Rock Art Finland Kolmiköytisienvuori Ruokolahti Rock Art Finland Astuvanslami Mikkeli
Haukkavuori, Mäntyharju Lapinvuori, Ruokolahti Kolmiköytisienvuori, Ruokolahti Astuvanslami, Mikkeli
Rock Art Finland Kolmiköytisienvuori Ruokolahti  Rock Art Finland Mertakallio Iitti Rock Art Finland Avosaari Luhanka Rock Art Finland Linnasaari Lemi
Kolmiköytisienvuori, Ruokolahti Mertakallio, Iitti Avosaari, Luhanka Linnasaari, Lemi
Rock Art Finland Uittamonsalmi Mikkeli Rock Art Finland Astuvansalmi Mikkeli  Rock Art Finland Astuvansalmi Ristiina Rock Art Finland Pakanavuori Kouvola
Uittamonsalmi, Mikkeli Astuvansalmi, Mikkeli Astuvansalmi, Ristiina Pakanavuori, Kouvola
 
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