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Cup-and-ring markings, Cairnbaan

SC 375305

Description Cup-and-ring markings, Cairnbaan

Date 1985

Collection Records of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), Edinbu

Catalogue Number SC 375305

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 36495

Scope and Content Cup-and-ring markings at Cairnbaan, Argyll and Bute Two sheets of rock at Cairnbaan are heavily decorated with cup-and-ring markings. Pecked into this sheet of rock is a complex pattern of cup-and-ring marks, some with as many as four rings, and long lengths of shallow grooves. Broadly similar Neolithic rock art appears in north-west Spain, Brittany and Ireland. The purpose of these carvings remains uncertain. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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