Exhibition

The exhibition is conceived as a suggestive and innovative space that allows visitors to meet the Galician petroglyphs, learning how they were made, identifying the most frequently represented symbols and scenes, and understanding their meaning and the way of life of the people who made them.
Sector 00.
TRACES OF THE PAST.

This space explores the changes that have occurred in the way that rock carvings were understood and perceived, since their creation until now.Petroglyphs were part of the legends in Galician society until they came under scientific scrutiny by the middle of the twentieth century. Nowadays the petroglyphs are considered a genuinely Galician trademark.
Sector 01.
TRACES OF THE PAST.

This space explores the changes that have occurred in the way that rock carvings were understood and perceived, since their creation until now.Petroglyphs were part of the legends in Galician society until they came under scientific scrutiny by the middle of the twentieth century. Nowadays the petroglyphs are considered a genuinely Galician trademark.
Sector 02.
ENIGMAS IN THE STONES.

This evocative space, a forest of signs and symbols, shows the different geometric and figurative motifs of the Galician rock art. These symbols are connected with those found in other parts of Europe, sharing characteristics with them.
Sector 03.
SEARCH AND STUDY.

This space is focused on the figure of Ramón Sobrino Buhigas and his Corpus Petroglyphorum Gallaeciae, as presentation of the earliest stages of research on Galician petroglyphs. Visitors will discover the work carried out by another researchers and institutions such as the Archaeological Society of Pontevedra.
Sector 04.
UNCOVERING THE ARCHIVES OF THE EARTH.

This sector shows visitors the past reconstruction process through archaeological research methods. They will find out the work that archaeologists have carried out in the site, the rock carving's documentation and recording and the analyses carried out by specialists in the laboratory, just to discover the lifestyle in the days of our ancestors.
Sector 5.
STONE AGAINST STONE.

Thanks to experimental archaeology, we are able to reconstruct the process of creating petroglyphs, and the techniques and tools our ancestors used to make them.
Sector 6.
ANOTHER VIEW.

This sector explores some of the most complex compositions seen in Galician petroglyphs: representations of deers, hunting and riding scenes, and the display of weapons; a series of images that can be associated with the dramatic social inequaly and the growth of individual power that occurred at this time in Europe.
Sector 7.
NEW ENIGMAS.

A spectacular film takes the visitor through the period when petroglyphs were made and explains different modern-day hypothesis to understand their hidden meaning.
Sector 8
THE CONSERVATION OF MEMORY

The rock art is fragile and vulnerable. As time goes by they have undergone a slow process of deterioration, in which both natural and human actions have been involved. This final part of the visit is designed to make visitors aware of how fragile rock art is and encourage them to adopt a positive attitude towards its conservation.