Rock Art

ROCK ART is engravings or paintings done on stone by FIRST NATIONS people and their remote ancestors. Engravings, or petroglyphs, were pecked or scratched on the rock surface using a sharp piece of hard stone. Paintings, or pictographs, were drawn using pigments made from minerals. Located on boulders and rock faces along the coast, around LAKES and in river valleys, rock art depicts human figures, animals, spirit figures and geometric shapes. The oldest samples in BC date back perhaps 3,000...

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