Hieroglyph or Petroglyph - What's the difference?

hieroglyph | petroglyph |

As nouns the difference between hieroglyph and petroglyph

is that hieroglyph is an element of an ideographic (hieroglyphic) writing system while petroglyph is (archaeology) a rock carving, especially one made in prehistoric times.

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(en noun)
  • An element of an ideographic (hieroglyphic) writing system.
  • Derived terms

    * hieroglyphic



    (en noun)
  • (archaeology) A rock carving, especially one made in prehistoric times.
  • * 1998', Henri-Paul Francfort, ''17: Central Asian '''petroglyphs : between Indo-Iranian and shamanistic interpretations'', Paul S. C. Ta├žon (editor), ''The Archaeology of Rock-Art , page 302,
  • The petroglyphs of Central Asia form a long sequence from the Neolithic onwards.
  • * 2000', Carol Diaz-Granados, James R. Duncan, ''The '''Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri , page 102,
  • Ninety-six petroglyph' sites were reported in the original study (DiazGranados 1993). The majority of the ' petroglyphs are worn.
  • * 2001 , Georgia Lee, 18: Oceania'', David S. Whitley (editor), ''Handbook of Rock Art Research , page 578,
  • The islands of Tonga are not known for petroglyphs'; however, one of the frontal stones of a ''langi'' called Mala'e Lahi on 'Uiha Island has one ' petroglyph of a human foot.

    Derived terms

    * petroglyphic * petroglyphy

    See also

    * pictograph