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    Paulus

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    More cup-marked stones

    Post  Paulus on Sun May 16, 2010 8:35 am

    Nearly forgot - we also came across a couple of other cup-marked stones, not in the textbooks (though aint sure whether they're listed in the private Boughey & Vickerman CD). The light was crap so I didn't manage to get any good photos of them, so here's the best of the lot that I took. We'll hopefully get back up this week, if the light's right, and stick a profile of the stone on-line.



    The first thing I saw was the cup on the side of the small rock, with another of the same size on top. There are also another 4 cups, formed in a rough T-shape on the main surface, which didn't come out in the photos. The cups are pretty faint, but they're the real thing. I'll stick the site on TNA when we get better pictures.
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    Paulus

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    Re: More cup-marked stones

    Post  Paulus on Wed May 19, 2010 2:07 pm

    Me & Mikki were up on the moors again all yesterday and we didn't get back until abaat 10.30pm. Anyway, we went back across to look at this carving to get better images, and here's the stone's profile:

    http://megalithix.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/stoup-hill-carving/
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    Re: More cup-marked stones

    Post  PeteG on Sat May 22, 2010 4:22 pm

    Paul,
    I went to the big Stonehenge, Avebury conference in Devizes today and you'll be pleased to know that the Cairn you instantly recognized on Fyfield down last November is indeed exactly what you thought it was, according to 'unpublished material' we were told about.

    Pete
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    Paulus

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    Re: More cup-marked stones

    Post  Paulus on Sun May 23, 2010 4:44 am

    PeteG wrote:Paul,
    I went to the big Stonehenge, Avebury conference in Devizes today and you'll be pleased to know that the Cairn you instantly recognized on Fyfield down last November is indeed exactly what you thought it was, according to 'unpublished material' we were told about.

    Pete

    This lovely old thing:

    http://megalithix.wordpress.com/2010/01/03/overtondown-tomb/

    It did seem to stand out somewhat and had that decidedly "ancient" look about it! Nice to know those archaeo's are at least doing a bitta work down there! Razz

    atb - Paul
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    Paulus

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    Dave & Paul H. find another

    Post  Paulus on Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:58 am

    And on what's become our regular Thursday forays, ErraticDave & PaulH came across this little thing on a big rock below High Low Ridge, Askwith Moor:

    http://megalithix.wordpress.com/2010/06/03/boomers-stone-askwith/

    Nice one fellas!

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    Re: More cup-marked stones

    Post  Guest on Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:34 am

    This one. !
    Nice work fellas.

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    Paulus

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    Re: More cup-marked stones

    Post  Paulus on Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:13 am

    Nice image Geoff! It highlights the pecked-ring section pretty clearly. The couple I took of the carving, close-up, from the same angle, ended up both being blurred! Rolling Eyes

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    Re: More cup-marked stones

    Post  Guest on Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:51 am

    The RA pics came out much clearer than the ringcairn pics (sadly ?)
    Anyways they're all on their way to you plus some other pics you may find interesting. Smile
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    Paulus

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    Re: More cup-marked stones

    Post  Paulus on Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:24 pm

    megadread wrote:The RA pics came out much clearer than the ringcairn pics (sadly ?)
    Anyways they're all on their way to you plus some other pics you may find interesting. Smile

    ...and I've just opened the package Geoff! Some xcellent images in there mate. I especially loved the ones of the exotic wildlife that you took - though I'm a little worried that you got a bit carried away with it all! Suspect

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    Re: More cup-marked stones

    Post  Guest on Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:43 pm

    Thought you'd like them. Twisted Evil

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    Re: More cup-marked stones

    Post  Guest on Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:41 pm

    This is a very good photo of a natural geological feature.

    IS THIS A GEAOLOGICAL SITE?

    Keep calm

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    Paulus

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    Re: More cup-marked stones

    Post  Paulus on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:32 am

    lowergate wrote:This is a very good photo of a natural geological feature.

    IS THIS A GEAOLOGICAL SITE?

    OK John. You're gonna have to show me wot you mean, obviously. Dave told me about some unknown cup-marked stones over your way t'other nite. Howzabout we meet up next Thursday over your way and you can show us the ropes? Cool

    Cheers - Paul

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