Unusual Petroglyphs

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Unusual Petroglyphs - Seats?

The photographs on these pages are of rock carvings found on a site on the Maderas side of Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. The site is located on a small rise that abuts the shore of Lake Nicaragua. There is level farmland all around.

Many of the forms seem almost like steps, or even "seats." One of these is shown below.

Beside the step forms shown in the lower center, there are normal (for this region) "meandering line" petroglyphs in an area indicated by the yellow box below. There is also a second form, an extended oval, indicated by the area inside the orange box.

This Oval is represented in other places within the site. The next example shows a better representation of this form.

 

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