Petroglyphs or rock drawings are the oldest cultural products that have survived from the prehistoric times which goes as far back as thirty-five thousand years ago. In Turkey, it is possible to see similar examples of this art which are also encountered in different parts of the world, and some of these examples have been discovered in Tendür Creek located within the borders of Ataköy about 8 km south of the province of Kars in the northeast of Turkey. A total of twenty-nine drawings have been identified whose subject-matter consisting in hunting activity and hunting animals, engraved or pecked on a rock face in the Valley. Based on their technical and stylistic differences, four groups of drawings belonging to different periods have been determined. It is also possible to see similar examples of the ibex figure widely depicted in Tendür Creek, in many other parts of Turkey as well as in Iran, Caucasus region, Levant, Saudi Arabia and Central Asia.
Keywords: Kars-Tendür Creek, Petroglyphs, Prehistoric Art, Hunter, Ibex, Deer