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CUP MARKED ROCK

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Natural rock outcropping bearing one or more small, roughly hemispherical depressions, generally created by chipping or pecking.

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Term Note
CUP AND RING MARKED ROCK One or more small, roughly hemispherical depressions surrounded by a concentric arrangement of annular or penannular grooves carved on natural rock outcrop. More complex designs may also occur.
RING MARKED ROCK One or more concentric circles cut into the surface of a natural rock outcrop. Usually found with CUP MARKS.

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