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Rock Carvings (Petroglyphs) in Karelia. 2


Onega petroglyphs include 23 groupings which stretched along almost 20 km of the shore occupying mainly the wateredges of promontories and shoreline curves, or occasionally - the neighbouring islets raised 0 to 2.5 m above the water (fig. 1-7). Over a half of the engravings are concentrated on two central, most protruded promontories - Besov Nos and Peri Nos.
The White Sea petroglyphs include 32 groupings on the islands not higher than 2.5-3 m above the water in the 1.5-2 km stretch of the river Vyg (fig. 8-12). The largest and the most famous among these groupings are: Besovy Sledki, Staraya Zalavruga, Novaya Zalavruga, Erpin Pudas.
Each of the groupings comprises several to several dozens figures, in three cases -over a hundred. Many of the groupings were found during field research in the 1960's-80's whereupon the total number of engravings found doubled. We now know over 2000 figures in the White Sea area, and about 1000 figures - on the eastern shore of Lake Onega.

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