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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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PetrosomatoglyphsHand and foot prints - Cottesloe, Western Australia

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A series of handprints and footprints beside the beach

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 4/8/2015

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsFootprints -- N Front St at Monroe St, Memphis TN

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Someone walked in the concrete at the corner of N. Front St. at Monroe Street in downtown Memphis

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/8/2015

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsPuppy Prints at Lafitte's Bar -- New Orleans LA

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Someone walked their dog in the new concrete before it was dry -- oops!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 2/27/2015

last visited: 1/1/2015

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PetrosomatoglyphsMovie celebritys petrosomatoglyphs - Europa-Park, GER

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Petrosomatoglyphs alongside the Cinema 4D attraction.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 2/1/2015

last visited: 4/12/2015

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PetrosomatoglyphsSinger's hands - Europa-Park, GER

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Petrosomatoglyphs alongside Eurosat rollercoaster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 2/1/2015

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsPlanet Hollywood celebritys - Disney Village, FR

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Mur d'empreintes à côté du restaurant Planet Hollywood

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 2/1/2015

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsGilbert Grape - Manor, TX

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Johnny Depp's footprint in cement with date (no proof it is his, just rumor).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/2/2015

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsHandprints, footprints - Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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The handprints, the footprints and other artefacts beside Jizera fountain and cascades.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/27/2014

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsHands of Fame "Bundespräsidentenplatz" - Wittmund, Germany

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Hands of Fame ist nach dem Vorbild Walk of Fame in Hollywood aufgebaut.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member friesede

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 11/5/2014

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsLegends Plaza - Detroit Histoical Museum - Detroit, Michigan

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The Legends Plaza contains a collection of Native Detroiter's handprints from the Detroit Historical Society.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US

location: Michigan

date approved: 10/14/2014

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsPaw Prints - Brentwood, CA

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Paw prints in in a park in Brentwood, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/14/2014

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsJohn Berry - Merritt, British Columbia

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Come with us and visit Merritt's Walk of Stars. The petrosomatoglyphs are some of Country Music's biggest stars that have left their handprints and signatures behind and are now permanently displayed on the streets of Merritt.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsPríbehy tisknuté do hlíny - Brno, Czech Republic

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Príbehy tisknuté do hlíny / Stories imprinted into the soil

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 9/16/2014

last visited: 4/19/2015

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PetrosomatoglyphsOrnithopod Dinosaur footprints -- Albuquerque NM

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Real dinosaur footprints outside of the NM Museum of Natural History near Old Town

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: New Mexico

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: 12/24/2010

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PetrosomatoglyphsLes 3 mains de Sainte-Dorothée - Laval, Québec, Canada

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Les 3 mains de Sainte-Dorothée are located in Laval, Québec, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 4/12/2014

last visited: 5/31/2014

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PetrosomatoglyphsSidewalk -- W 21st St @ University Dr., University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX

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Wet concrete + University students = petrosomatoglyphs

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/28/2014

last visited: 4/12/2014

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PetrosomatoglyphsHandprints - Village of Slocan Cemetery - Slocan, British Columbia

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These handprints are in the Village of Slocan Cemetery located at 704 Arlington Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 2/6/2014

last visited: 5/7/2014

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PetrosomatoglyphsDino footprints - Sesimbra, Portugal

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Some Herbivore Dinosaur footprints.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte

location: Setúbal, Portugal

date approved: 1/24/2014

last visited: 6/29/2008

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PetrosomatoglyphsSarah Masino - San Diego, CA

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These prints are located in front of Roadrunner Sports at 5553 Copley Drive in San Diego, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/24/2014

last visited: 6/15/2013

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PetrosomatoglyphsGrete Waitz - San Diego, CA

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These prints are located in front of Roadrunner Sports at 5553 Copley Drive in San Diego, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/19/2014

last visited: 6/15/2013

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PetrosomatoglyphsDavid Kloz - San Diego, CA

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These prints are located in front of Roadrunner Sports at 5553 Copley Drive in San Diego, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/19/2014

last visited: 6/15/2013

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PetrosomatoglyphsFonte Santa - Quarteira, Portugal

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An imprint on the concrete surrounding a spring tank near Quarteira, Southern Portugal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 1/3/2014

last visited: never

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PetrosomatoglyphsCamino Real Playhouse - San Juan Capistrano, CA

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These petrosomatoglyphs are located at the front entrance to the Camino Real Playhouse in historic San Juan Capistrano, near the mission.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/25/2013

last visited: 12/25/2013

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PetrosomatoglyphsHandprints - Absalom Chivers Cemetery - Southlake, TX

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Small handprints, probably belonging to a child, appear on the backbones of two restored headstones in the Absalom Chivers Cemetery in Southlake, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/16/2013

last visited: 9/15/2013

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PetrosomatoglyphsJim McCann - San Diego, CA

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These prints are located in front of Roadrunner Sports at 5553 Copley Drive in San Diego, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 12/16/2013

last visited: 6/15/2013

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