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petroglyph magic

• arclein

To archaeologists and anthropologists, Petroglyphs, or rock carvings, had symbolic significance. It seems that everyone but the academic minds agreed upon one common theme of Petroglyphs - they were used as magic. They would use them to predict success or failure for hunts or other ventures needing divine intervention such as winning a battle against their enemies. Petroglyphs are one of the main features that distinguish cave art from man's other prehistoric creations. While prehistoric drawings were made to record the hunting and rearing activities of their creators, Petroglyphs were created for more spiritual reasons.