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Have you seen Petrosomatoglyphs? I think you have if you just know what it is. If you have seen footmarks, handmarks, animal footmarks and shoemark imprints on concrete, rockbed, cement, tiles, asphalt pavements and even wood surfaces you have maybe found one to be waymarked.
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The word petrosomatoglyph comes from the Greek petros ("stone"), soma ("body"), and glyphein ("to carve"). So petrosomatoglyph is an image of parts of a human or animal body incised in rock. Feet are the most common; however, knees, elbows, hands, head and fingers, etc. are also found.

The term "petrosomatoglyph" should not be confused with "petroglyph", which covers all incised representations of living or non-living things, or with "pictograph" , which is an image drawn or painted on a rock face, and both of which contribute to the wider and more general category of rock art. Petroforms, or patterns and shapes such as labyrinths and mazes made by many large rocks and boulders in rows over the ground, are also quite different.

Earliest petrosomatoglyphs are on rockbeds around the world. For example dinosaurs, other ancient animals and even early homidis footprints are found. In picture [1] 1.5-million-year-old prints found in Kenya.

In early middle ages petrosomatoglyps were created for example by the ancient Celtics peoples. Like carved footprint im Dunadd, Scotland [2]. They were an important form of symbolism, used in religious and secular ceremonies, such as the crowning of kings.

Modern petrosomatoglyphs are seen for example on concrete buildings, bridges and pavements on streets or like in forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre [3]. Making footprints in stone of family members is part of New Age beliefs. Some of petrosomatoglyps are done in artistic way. They are found on museums, parks and even some reststop areas can have these to amuse their visitors.

Yet some are formed just by accident when human or animal have walked on wet concrete or asphalt pavement like in picture taken from bridge in Porvoo, Finland.

Link to wikipedia for more information

Instructions for Posting a Petrosomatoglyphs Waymark:

Petrosomatoglyphs in this category should be authentic imprints on permanent surfaces (concrete, rockbed, cement, tiles, asphalt pavements and even wood surfaces). Both ancient and modern petrosomatoglyphs are highly welcomed.

Requirements

1. Take coordinates of the petrosomatoglyph with your gps.

2. Take atleast one photo of the petrosomatoglyph.

3. Tell about the location and size of petrosomatoglyph. Please tell also if location is inside a place where is admission fee and when the site is accessible.

4. Only one waymark in each location is allowed in this category.

Optional tasks:
1. Take photo with your gps-receiver, hand , foot or some other instrument like tape measure or ruler to give other viewers nice scale comparison.

2. If it is possible tell about the history behind the petrosomatoglyph. Who has done it and for what reason?
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
- Take pictures of the petrosomatoglyph.
- Tell about your visit at site.
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PetrosomatoglyphsDog and Boot Prints - Port Charlotte, Florida, USA

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Petrosomatoglyphs located in children's playground in Port Charlotte, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 4/16/2020

last visited: 5/4/2020

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PetrosomatoglyphsSkuespiller Mads Mikkelsen - Faaborg, Danmark

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En flise med skuespilleren Mads Mikkelsens håndaftryk...A tile with actor Mads Mikkelsen handprints

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 4/4/2020

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsFootprints Dog/Human - Dunnellon, Florida, USA

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A petrosomatoglyph of a dog and human boot print located at Rainbow Springs State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 3/27/2020

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsAcrocanthosaurus Footprint - Somervell County Museum - Glen Rose, TX

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An Acrocanthosaurus footprint is on display outside the Somervell County Museum at 101 NE Vernon St, Glen Rose, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/27/2020

last visited: 5/14/2020

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PetrosomatoglyphsHandprints Fire Hydrant - Ardmore, OK

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Handprints are the theme on a newly-painted fire hydrant that stands in front of the HFV Wilson Community Center at the corner of E Main St and G St NE, Ardmore, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/19/2020

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsShrek Petrosomatoglyphs - Universal Studios, FL.

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Petrosomatoglyphs of characters from Shrek located in the queuing area at the entrance to Shrek 4-D at Universal Studios, Orlando in Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: Florida

date approved: 11/11/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsHandprints of Jazz Musicians - Juan-les-Pins, France

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Handprints of jazz musicians along the Boulevard Edouard Baudoin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 11/4/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsDog Paw Prints - Lindos, Greece

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Some dog paw prints set in a small piece of cement in a street in Lindos.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Greece

date approved: 10/23/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsFootprints / Patimasiés - Grigoriou E' - Rhodes, Greece

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Preserved footprints (not as ancient as the Hellenistic walls nearby) on Grigoriou Vth Street, Rhodes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Greece

date approved: 10/23/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsBoot petrosomatoglyph - Sint Martens, Belgium

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Boot petrosomatoglyph in a concrete road near Vissenaken, Belgium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

date approved: 8/15/2019

last visited: 10/27/2019

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PetrosomatoglyphsBike Tread & Shoe Print - Carrollton, GA

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Near the AMP

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 8/15/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsEmpreintes de dinosaures,Loulle, Jura France

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Plusieurs pistes de dinosaures.Several dinosaur tracks

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

date approved: 8/15/2019

last visited: 12/8/2019

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PetrosomatoglyphsUwe Seeler - Carolinensiel, Niedersachsen, Germany

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Handabdruck von Uwe Seeler an der Fußgängerpromenade in Carolinensiel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 7/3/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsTheropod Track - Austin, TX

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Next to the 1938 building erected by the WPA to protect and display Glen Rose Dinosaur tracks.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/15/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsGraded School Petrosomatoglyphs - Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Petrosomatoglyphs at the Technology Center at Graded School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: São Paulo, Brazil

date approved: 6/15/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsBarry Manilow - Resorts International - Atlantic City, NJ

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Barry Manilow's handprints and cement signature on display inside Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/11/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsHandprint Globe - Dallas, TX

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In a triangular street divider with two other pieces of art

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/11/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsBuffalo Tracks - Colorado City, TX

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Outside display at the Heart of West Texas Museum. Technically these are Bison tracks.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/5/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsDFB Soccer Cup Footprints - Berlin, Germany

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Footprints of Germany's most famous soccer players

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Berlin, Germany

date approved: 3/13/2019

last visited: 12/26/2018

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PetrosomatoglyphsHand prints - San Jose, CA

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Hand prints in concrete in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/2/2019

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsAnimal Tracks at Bear River Greenway Trailhead - Evanston, WY

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Animal tracks in the sidewalk of the Bear River Greenway

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Wyoming

date approved: 11/16/2018

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsRaccoon Tracks, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA

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Raccoon tracks located at the Wilderness Education Tower at "Ding" Darling refuge on Sanibel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 11/16/2018

last visited: 11/17/2018

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Empreintes de pattes de Canidés. Canid voetafdrukken.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member franketmuriel

location: Liège, Belgium

date approved: 11/16/2018

last visited: 11/18/2018

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PetrosomatoglyphsLes mains de Germain Léveillé et son petit-fils Marc - Donnacona, Québec

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Traces de main sur une plaque de bronze, dans un parc // Handprints on a bronze plaque, in a park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member machard

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 11/3/2018

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsMilitary Boot Prints - Fort Myers, Florida, USA

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Bootprints leading to a Vietnam War Memorial.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 10/3/2018

last visited: 10/3/2018

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