World Heritage Rock Art Centre - Alta Museum

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Introduction
Alta Rock Art Gallery
Dating & Chronology
Rock Art Alta Norway Petroglyphs Pictographs UNESCO World Heritage
The prehistoric rock art of Alta, located in northern Norway, displays some of the finest carvings and paintings of Europe, and has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Rock Art Alta Norway Petroglyphs Pictographs UNESCO World Heritage
Alta has the largest concentration of rock art - carvings and paintings - in Northern Europe, made by people with a hunting, gathering & fishing economy between 7,000 & 2,000 years ago.
Rock Art Alta Norway Petroglyphs Pictographs UNESCO World Heritage
Following its relatively recent scientific discovery in the 1960’s with the famous Pippisteinen, Alta’s rock art has now been divided into five distinct phases based on stylistic changes.
Alta Museum
Rock Art Phases
Alta Digital Rock Art Archive
Alta Rock Art Museum Norway
World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum, located in the town of Alta in Finnmark, is close to the largest of the five open-air rock art sites inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Rock Art Alta Norway Petroglyphs Pictographs UNESCO World Heritage
Dynamic prehistoric rock art of Alta: a table demonstrating the changes in style & depiction over time, from the earliest some 7,000 years ago to the most recent roughly 2,000 years ago.
Alta Digital Rock Art Archive
The Alta Digital Rock Art Archive, constructed as a resource for heritage management & rock art research, now publicly available with full information of the world heritage rock art.
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All photographs, unless specified otherwise, are taken by 'Karin Tansem, VAM'.
Alta Rock Art Film © Bradshaw Foundation / World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum
Music: Fluidscape Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons:
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