Rock carvings

Rock carvings

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Credit: TONY CRADDOCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Rock carvings. These carvings (petroglyphs) dating back to the 4th century were made by the first settlers of Big Island, Hawaii. The symbols, carved on solidified lava, show everyday life. They were a way of communicating with the gods, spirits and fellow travellers.

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