Tumlehed rock painting

Local nameHällmålningen vid Tumlehed
LocationBohuslän, Sweden

The Tumlehed rock painting is a prehistoric rock art pictograph site, located in Tumlehed on the island of Hisingen, Gothenburg Municipality. It is the southernmost recorded rock painting in Sweden and one of few found in the western parts of the country, joined by a few additional ones in the same province. Situated on a steep cliff face, covering about 2 x 2 meters, it depicts a number of figures, among them four ships, four fishes, a large deer, wave-like patterns, and some undetermined shapes. The painting was made with a mixture of red ochre and a binder which through bonding with the rock has survived the years. At the time of its making it would have been located on an island's shore, rather than on the slope of a hill as today.

Remaining undiscovered until 1974, its period of creation has been estimated to be from between 4200-2500 BCE.

Tags Archaeological Site
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumlehed_rock_painting

Address Sweden

Coordinates 57°43'55.551" N 11°44'25.278" E

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