The petroglyphs in the landscape of Tamgaly, Kazakhstan, dating approx. 1400 BCE to the 20th century.
The archaeological landscape of Tamgaly contains about 5,000 petroglyphs (rock carvings), which are distributed throughout 48 complexes largely associated with burial grounds and settlements.
The central canyon has the densest concentration of petroglyphs, contains ‘alters,’ and has been interpreted to have had ritual significance. Devoid of dwellings, it’s thought to have been a place for sacrificial offerings.
During the Middle Bronze Age we see zoomorphic beings, people, a huge variety of animals, and ‘solar deities (sun-heads).’