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|Description ||The sun was falling nicely over this group of deer.|
|I'm extremely grateful to the person who emailed me an explanation of what is going on here. Ignore the reference to a group of deer. What we have are Norwegian Elghund (Elkhound in English) dogs (notice the curly tails) "standing" a moose (or other antlered creature). The hunter (that's the bird-like figure above the moose) would let the dogs go and silently they went through the wild until they found the moose. They then would "stand" (keep in one place) the moose by playful antics and bark like crazy so the hunter knew where to find them. These dogs are known historically for travelling the seas and there are two in the boat in the picture.|
|These are fascinating scenes. I really want to learn more about them and try to understand what is going on in each. |
| At last. A description that makes sense without invoking ceremony or religion. Thank you to the emailer and greywether.|
|Martin L |
|Why do you believe, that rock art has nothing to do with ceremony and religion? This is obviously wrong. What educational purpose do cup- and ringmarks for example have? And think of cultures that still create rock art. |
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