Saturday, August 2, 2008

Britain's prehistoric rock art

Ketley Crag Rock Shelter, Northumberland
Photograph: B Kerr/English Heritage

England's Rock Art on the web:

Amongst the outcrops and boulders of northern England keen eyes may spot an array of mysterious symbols carved into the rock surfaces. These curious marks vary from simple, circular hollows known as 'cups' to more complex patterns with cups, rings, and intertwining grooves. Many are in spectacular, elevated locations with extensive views but some are also found on monuments such as standing stones and stone circles, or within burial mounds. The carvings were made by Neolithic and Early Bronze Age people between 3500 and 6000 years ago. The original meaning of the symbols is now lost but they provide a unique personal link with our prehistoric ancestors.

Britain's prehistoric rock art (images)
Britain's rock art is a national treasure
recent: Ancient rock carvings discovered (via)


Anonymous said...

Problem seems resolved now, John.

On topic, I picked up an application for a passport yesterday, because I've never in my life been outside of the contiguous USA and among the things I would like to do before I die is tour "prehistoric" Britain.

John M. said...

Nice. Be sure to check out Glastonbury Tor, it's a magical place.

I had a truly paranormal experience there that I'll share someday.