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Detail of cup and ring markings on middle sheet.

SC 342956

Description Detail of cup and ring markings on middle sheet.

Date 1986

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 342956

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 36648 CN

Scope and Content Cup-marked rocks at Achnabreck, Argyll and Bute There are three sets of cup-marked stones at Achnabreck farm inside two fenced enclosures about 140 m apart. They are covered in complex cup-marks, rings and grooves. This is a view of one of the rocks. It features one of the largest known cup-and-ring marks in Scotland at nearly 1 m in diameter - 7 rings surround a cup-mark with grooves leading from the centre. The stone is also carved with double and triple-spirals. A number of uses for such markings have been suggested, including maps, calendars, astronomical or even that they were done as acts of penance. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/342956

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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