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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 984
 Date Entered 22/03/2017
 Updated on 24/03/2017
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Rock Art
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Army Range
 Location Gayles Moor, see location map of rock art sites as recorded with NAVSTAR by DLS with T.C.Laurie in 1994. 1994
 Civil Parish Gayles
 Brit. National Grid 
 Record Name Army Range. Gayles Moor. Selected rock art surfaces. Old photographs.
 Record Description Army Ranges. Gayles Moor. Early photographic images of selected rock art surfaces. For the location and details of individual surface references see Beckensall and Laurie, 1998. 'The Prehistoric Rock Art of Co Durham' and subsequent published surveys. This record is not an inventory or record of the rocks, rather my intention is to draw attention to the perceived and on going deterioration of the rock surfaces since first photographed and to the importance of the early photographic images.
 Dimensions See photos
 Additional Notes It is generally thought that rock art surfaces have deteriorated and continue to deteriorate, probably as a result of acid rain, since first exposed. As a consequence, it is probable that it is now impossible to obtain photographic images of equal definition and sharpness to the best of those taken during the period of the earliest comprehensive surveys which dated to the 1970's and onwards. Moreover the detail of simple cup marks and cup and ring figures with their linking grooves on the most weathered of the rock surfaces have now almost disappeared. Accordingly, I consider that these early photographs should be made available so that comparison with recent images is possible.
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 Image 1 Description Navstar GPS Record of Rock Art Sites,Army Ranges, Gayles Moor. TCL and DLS 22.9.94. Possibly the first GPS Survey (by Defence Estates with TCL) of an archaeological landscape.
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