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|Description ||The "boatlifter". 1.1m long.|
| From the style of figure I would say that this is Christian era and may be JC walking on the water.|
|Martin L |
| From this and your other comments I assume you are not familiar with "style" of rock art. And where do you see a person walking over water? This kind of motiv with a person seemingly holding up a boat appears on several rock art panels. |
| I apologise. I was being facetious. The style of the carving is certainly sophisticated enough to be of the later Christian era and, like many sites, may have been taken over by missionaries. cf the rock carvings showing the cross. Portage is not out of the question but one hardly does that when the boat is still occupied.|
As per my other comments, I think that art reflects life, in that it depicts common tasks, procedures and techniques vital to the survival of the community, such as hunting, fishing, and boat/sled building. That the primary function of these and other similar carvings was educational and was achieved ceremonial or sacred status by being useful to the community. I believe that any other explanations are going against Occam's Razor as stated by Bertrand Russell and are too much tainted by the Judeo/ Christian spin put on by early archaeologists, educated as they were in Oxbridge colleges where Anglicanism was de rigueur.
You are right that this is first time that I have really studied rock art in depth but I was educated to think for myself, to question and not accept orthodox thinking where I think it is wrong.
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