the largest single find of petroglyphs (about 1,200) on the White Sea. The site is located near the city of Belomorsk on the bank of the Zalavruga, a dried-up channel of the Vyg River. Some of them were found beneath a cultural level during the excavations of the site Zalavruga I (second half of the second millennium B.C., the transition period between the Neolithic and the Bronze Age). The individual figures of people and animals are depicted through the hammering or pecking of silhouettes on the granite rock surface. The same technique was used to depict entire scenes, including the scene of a winter hunt for elk and the scene of the hunt for the white whale.
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