The petroglyphs were discovered after the removing of clean underlying sand off the rock. They cover the flat central area of the Zalavruga solid mass. Almost all the petroglyph groups can be seen from that site. As Yu. A. Savvateev suggests, that ground might have been the center where mass actions were held. (Savvateev, 1970, p.251). The rock surface area is of about 300 square meters. The images are located quite far from each another and there are at least 46 of them. The greatest part of the engravings is located on the narrow rock sector stretching along the rim rock. They cannot be seen clearly as a great number of the petroglyphs are damaged by cavities and rock potholes.

The smooth surface areas of the rock normally are not covered with petroglyphs.


Boat images prevail in the group. A boat with three people in it is the biggest one. The characters are lifelike and engraved in full length. The people are holding some objects which might be oars. That is a second example of that sort of characters in addition to the engravings belonging to petroglyph group IV. There are images of 7 people holding some objects engraved above the boat but they can be hardly seen. There are two parallel chains of traces found behind the stern. They might have been left either by people or bears. The traces reach the edge of the rock spur. There is an image of a man with a bow shooting an animal that might be either a moose or a deer. The petroglyph is located further out from the stern.

Area photo survey(All the group themes)