⚔Martin Hykkerud ⚔

“Images of a Northern past. The Rock Art of Alta”

The Rock Art of Alta, included on the World Heritage List in 1985, has been a source of inspiration and curiosity to researchers and the public alike, since its discovery in the 1970's. The wide range of motifs, the large scenes unfolding and the span o f 5000 years of carving tradition, all set in a landscape that sends thoughts racing back in time to the Stone Age, comprises what is one of the largest concentrations of rock art in Europe. Learn what it's all about, and see some beautiful rock art along the way


Archaeologist (and metal head) Martin Hykkerud is the former section manager and World Heritage Coordinator at the World Heritage Rock Art Center - Alta Museum, and has worked with documentation, conservation, and research regarding all aspec ts concerning this unique heritage. He is now working at University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway.