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Sweden, as well as the adjacent country Norway, has a high concentration of petroglyphs (ristningar or hällristningar in Swedish) throughout the country, with the highest concentration in the province of Bohuslän. The earliest images can, however, be found in the province of Jämtland, dating from 5000 BC.They depict wild animals such as elk, reindeer, bears and seals.The period 2300–500 BC was the most intensive carving period, with carvings of agriculture, warfare, ships, domesticated animals, etc.Also, petroglyphs with themes of sexual nature have been found in Bohuslän; these are dated from 800–500 BC.-Wikipedia-