- a drawing or carving on rock, made by a member of a prehistoric people.
Origin of petroglyph
Also called petrograph.
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The large figure on the right reminds us of the human form of the petroglyph at Nanaimo.The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley
Harlan Ingersoll Smith
- a drawing or carving on rock, esp a prehistoric one
C19: via French from Greek petra stone + gluphē carving
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Word Origin and History for petroglyph
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