A treasure from the Bronze Age can be found on the rocks in the north of Bohuslän, in the district of Tanum.
People who lived here 3000 years ago left images on the granite rocks.
These images are still possible to see and visit; we can be amazed by them and wonder what they might be.
A treasure from the Bronze Age can be found on the rocks in the north of Bohuslän, in the district of Tanum. People who lived here 3000 years ago left images on the granite rocks. These images are still possible to see and visit; we can be amazed by them and wonder what they might be.
This book is about the rock carvings at Vitlycke. It will introduce you to the world Heritage of Tanum, providing background information about the Bronze Age, the landscape and the peoplewho made the images. The figures found on the rocks at Vitlycke are presented along with contemporary interpretations and an account of how interpretations have varied over time. You can read about the methods that are used to date the rock carvings and about how the pictures were pecked into the rock.
Carl georg Brunius did the first scientific recording of the rock carvings at Vitlycke between the years 1815 and 1817. in the years 2015 to 2017, a new documentation was carried out by Stiftelsen för dokumentation av Bohusläns hällristningar. Brunius had planned to publish his illustrations of the rock carvings in 1818, but the book was never printed. Now, 200 years later, you can see Brunius previously unpublished pictures together with the latest documentation of the Vitlycke rock carvings.
Rock carvings at vitlycke, Andreas Toreld och Tommy Andersson Stiftelsen för dokumentation av Bohusläns hällristningar, Christina Toreld Bohusläns museum, Foreword by Lars Amreús Director general at the swedish national Heritage Board, 2018, english, ISSN 1401-9078
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