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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2012 year, number 2

Petroglyphs of the Lower Inegen Area in the Light of Myths and Beliefs of the Altay Hunters

YE.P. Matochkin
Keywords: petroglyphs, incuse, engraving, mistress of animals, hunter legends
Pages: 35-39

Abstract

The paper studies a new monument of petroglyphic art from the valley of the Lower Inegen river in Gorny Altay. These engraved and incuse petroglyphs were created in the course of several thousand years and formed a certain frieze with petroglyphic images of animals and their mythical masters. Semantics of these petroglyphs reflects the traditional ideas of hunting typical for the Turks of Southern Siberia.