University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Kenneth Lymer

Shimmering Visions

Shamanistic Rock Art Images from the Republic of Kazakhstan

By: Kenneth Lymer

Between 1998-2000 I visited several important rock art sites within the Republic of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is one of several countries that lie within the geographical region of Central Asia that was once traversed by the Silk Route. The rock art of Kazakhstan is predominately made up of petro­glyphs—images engraved into the surfaces of natural stone […]