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    New Cluster of Cup-and-Rings Discovered, Rombalds Moor

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    Paulus

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    New Cluster of Cup-and-Rings Discovered, Rombalds Moor

    Post  Paulus on Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:50 am

    Paul Hornby, Michala Douglas and I went out for a wander today (arranged at last minute) and wotta day it's turned out to be! We did one of our usual haunts on Rombald's Moor (that's the Ilkley Moor area to those who don't know) and came across a fascinating cluster of previously undiscovered cup-and-ring stones - eight in total - in a very small tight area. Three of them had simple cup-marks on them, but others had additional features such as lines and arcs. Two had decent cup-and-rings, with the one attached below being a really nice one! It's got at least 30 cups on it, three with rings and a couple with possible arcs; plus one truly fascinating section of a long carved line linking 2-3 cups, stretching two-third the length of the stone. Please note that we covered the stone back over once we'd got our images.



    The photos would have been better if it hadn't been cloudy all day. We're gonna go back up soon & get some better images, draw them, and check for other carvings - which very probably exist nearby.
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    Sunbright57

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    Re: New Cluster of Cup-and-Rings Discovered, Rombalds Moor

    Post  Sunbright57 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:07 pm

    That's a damn good photo Paul - even if, as you say, it was a cloudy day. Don't think I could have done much better. Thanks for sharing.Smile
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    Paulus

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    Re: New Cluster of Cup-and-Rings Discovered, Rombalds Moor

    Post  Paulus on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:15 pm

    Sunbright57 wrote:That's a damn good photo Paul - even if, as you say, it was a cloudy day. Don't think I could have done much better.

    It's the best of the bunch Ray. We could've done with a water supply to wet the rock, hence bringing the photos out a bit more - but the ground and hence the waters nearby were frozen! We'll get some better ones next time we're up there, when the temperature's gone up a bit - and then we can roll some of the vegetation back with much greater ease on the other rocks close by. They looked equally tempting! Cool
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    Paulus

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    Re: New Cluster of Cup-and-Rings Discovered, Rombalds Moor

    Post  Paulus on Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:30 am

    Here's a better image of the same carving we took the other day, showing clearly the 3 cup-and-rings, partial cup-and-rings and other features:


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