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    Anyone know the age & cause of these...?

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    Paulus

    Join date : 2009-08-20
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    Anyone know the age & cause of these...?

    Post  Paulus on Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:33 am

    We were up walking on the moors yesterday and came across a few rocks scattered at different spots with these curious marks on them:







    They seem industrial in nature, possibly due to some lead-workings on the moors? Does anyone know. We've found some obvious prehistoric sites in the area, but scattered close by are a number of rock-markings like these, so it;d be good to find out their age and nature.

    Cheers - Paul
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    QDanT

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    Post  QDanT on Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:19 am

    Hi Paul no answer sorry, but check out photo #15 in the Blog link at the start of
    http://northernantiquarian.forumotion.net/t377-stones-around-crow-hill
    different rock types very similar marks ?
    cheers Danny


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    Paulus

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    Re: Anyone know the age & cause of these...?

    Post  Paulus on Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:10 am

    QDanT wrote:Hi Paul no answer sorry, but check out photo #15 in the Blog link at the start of
    http://northernantiquarian.forumotion.net/t377-stones-around-crow-hill
    different rock types very similar marks ?

    The ones on the small stones seem to have been cut into with metal implements - but for what reason or purpose, I know not. The problem is, there's some authentic prehistoric remains nearby, but some of the stones on some adjacent remains have been cut in more recent centuries as some of the stonework is straight-edged & not consistent with the Bronze Age or neolithic stuff only yards away.

    If anyone else has any ideas, I;d love to know.

    Fingers crossed - Paul Smile
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    Sunbright57

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    Re: Anyone know the age & cause of these...?

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:14 am

    Erosion and weathering of the limestone perhaps ?
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    Paulus

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    Re: Anyone know the age & cause of these...?

    Post  Paulus on Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:57 am

    Sunbright57 wrote:Erosion and weathering of the limestone perhaps ?


    Some erosion, definitely. But I can't believe the marks are all Nature's handiwork. But if someone can show otherwise - I'm all ears!
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    Sunbright57

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    Re: Anyone know the age & cause of these...?

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:26 am

    Oh, its really surprsing what thousands of years of weathering can do, rain gets into little cracks and crevices and then you get those strange holes and stuff. I think some idiot or s***head has been slicing the rocks, taking sections away for their garden or house, perhaps.


    Mmmm, I'm not sure what the cause is. Probably industrial as you say. Very odd though. affraid


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    Paulus

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    Re: Anyone know the age & cause of these...?

    Post  Paulus on Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:18 am

    Sunbright57 wrote:...I think some idiot or s***head has been slicing the rocks, taking sections away for their garden or house, perhaps.

    No it's not that Ray. If folk wanted that, they'd do it much closer to somewhere accessible. This is on the tops, way off any footpaths, thru bogs and deep heather. Far far too much effort and too much distance for that. It's summat industrial - early industrial (I think). There's quite a lot of the stone marked like this all down the moors, even cut into and effecting a known settlement.

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